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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.

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

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]
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

aggression

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

aggression

noun
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

aggression

[əˈgrɛʃən] n
(= attack) → agression f
an act of aggression → un acte d'agression
[person, behaviour] → agressivité f

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

aggression

[əˈgrɛʃn] naggressione f; (aggressiveness) → aggressività

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.

ag·gres·sion

n. agresión, actitud y acción hostil.

aggression

n agresión f, hostilidad f
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