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aggression

an unprovoked offensive, attack, or invasion; an encroachment: an aggression upon civil rights; overt or suppressed hostility
Not to be confused with:
egression – egress; a going out
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ag·gres·sion

 (ə-grĕsh′ən)
n.
1a. Hostile or destructive behavior or attitudes: physical aggression; verbal aggression; emotional aggression.
b. Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes: the aggression of a bold advertising campaign.
2. The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks: imperial aggression.
3. A hostile act or military attack: aggressions that led to full-scale war.
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aggression

(əˈɡrɛʃən)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an attack or harmful action, esp an unprovoked attack by one country against another
2. any offensive activity, practice, etc: an aggression against personal liberty.
3. (Psychology) psychol a hostile or destructive mental attitude or behaviour
[C17: from Latin aggression-, from aggrēdi to attack]
aggressor n
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ag•gres•sion

(əˈgrɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the action of a state in violating by force the rights of another state, particularly its territorial rights.
2. any offensive action, attack, or procedure; an inroad or encroachment.
3. the practice of making assaults or attacks; offensive action in general.
4. hostility toward or attack upon another, whether overt, verbal, or gestural.
[1605–15; < Latin aggressiō; see aggress, -tion]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aggression - a disposition to behave aggressivelyaggression - a disposition to behave aggressively
unfriendliness - an unfriendly disposition
2.aggression - a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attackaggression - a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
ill will, enmity, hostility - the feeling of a hostile person; "he could no longer contain his hostility"
3.aggression - violent action that is hostile and usually unprovokedaggression - violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
meat grinder - any action resulting in injury or destruction; "the meat grinder of politics destroyed his reputation"; "allied forces crumbled before the Wehrmacht meat grinder"
violence, force - an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
pillaging, plundering, pillage - the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors"
4.aggression - the act of initiating hostilitiesaggression - the act of initiating hostilities  
armed combat, combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
5.aggression - deliberately unfriendly behavior
behavior, conduct, doings, behaviour - manner of acting or controlling yourself
provocation, aggravation, irritation - unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
bitchery - aggressive remarks and behavior like that of a spiteful malicious woman
bullying, intimidation - the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
hell raising, raising hell - making trouble just for the fun of it
self-assertion - the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner
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aggression

noun
2. attack, campaign, injury, assault, offence, raid, invasion, offensive, onslaught, foray, encroachment the threat of massive military aggression
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aggression

noun
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Translations
عُدْوَان، إعْتِدَاء
agreseútok
aggression
agresija
agresszió
ágengni, árásargirni
agresia

aggression

[əˈgreʃən] N
1. (= behaviour) → agresión f
an act of aggressionun acto de agresión
2. (= feeling) → agresividad f
aggression is not a solely masculine traitla agresividad no es una característica únicamente masculina
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

aggression

[əˈgrɛʃən] n
(= attack) → agression f
an act of aggression → un acte d'agression
[person, behaviour] → agressivité f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

aggression

n
(= attack)Aggression f, → Angriff m; an act of aggressionein Angriff m, → eine aggressive Handlung
no plAggression f; (= aggressiveness)Aggressivität f; to get rid of one’s aggressionseine Aggressionen loswerden
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

aggression

[əˈgrɛʃn] naggressione f; (aggressiveness) → aggressività
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

aggressive

(əˈgresiv) adjective
ready to attack or oppose; quarrelsome. He's a most aggressive boy – he is always fighting at school.
agˈgressively adverb
agˈgressiveness noun
agˈgression (-ʃən) noun
(a feeling of) hostility.
agˈgressor noun
(in a war etc) the party which attacks first.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

ag·gres·sion

n. agresión, actitud y acción hostil.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

aggression

n agresión f, hostilidad f
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