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ag·gres·sor

 (ə-grĕs′ər)
n.
One that engages in aggression.

ag•gres•sor

(əˈgrɛs ər)

n.
a person, group, or nation that attacks first or initiates hostilities; an assailant or invader.
[1670–80; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aggressor - someone who attacksaggressor - someone who attacks      
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
ambusher - an attacker who waits in a concealed position to launch a surprise attack
avenger, retaliator - someone who takes vengeance
brute, savage, wildcat, beast, wolf - a cruelly rapacious person
bludgeoner - an assailant who uses a bludgeon
bully, hooligan, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, yob, yobbo, yobo, tough - a cruel and brutal fellow
harrier, harasser - a persistent attacker; "the harassers were not members of the regular army"
iconoclast - someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions
marauder, piranha, predator, vulture - someone who attacks in search of booty
night rider, nightrider - member of a secret mounted band in United States South after the American Civil War; committed acts of intimidation and revenge
raper, rapist - someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
shedder, spiller - an attacker who sheds or spills blood; "a great hunter and spiller of blood"
slasher - someone who slashes another person
stabber - someone who stabs another person
lapidator, stoner - an attacker who pelts the victim with stones (especially with intent to kill)
2.aggressor - a confident assertive person who acts as instigator
initiator, instigator - a person who initiates a course of action

aggressor

noun attacker, assaulter, invader, assailant They have been the aggressors in this conflict.

aggressor

noun
One who starts a hostile action:
Translations
مُعْتَدِ، بَادِئ بِالعُدْوَان
agresorútočník
angribermodstridende part
támadó
árásaraîili
aggressorangriper
agresor

aggressor

[əˈgresəʳ] Nagresor(a) m/f

aggressor

[əˈgrɛsər] nagresseur m

aggressor

nAngreifer(in) m(f), → Aggressor(in) m(f)

aggressor

[əˈgrɛsəʳ] naggressore/aggreditrice

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.
References in classic literature ?
Because, even if the governing party in a State should be disposed to resist such temptations, yet as such temptations may, and commonly do, result from circumstances peculiar to the State, and may affect a great number of the inhabitants, the governing party may not always be able, if willing, to prevent the injustice meditated, or to punish the aggressors.
If we violate the sanctity of this ceremonial, by any hostile movement on our part, it is we who incur the charge of faithlessness; and we doubt not that in both these instances the white men have been considered by the Blackfeet as the aggressors, and have, in consequence, been held up as men not to be trusted.
The fisherman was interrupted by a fresh discharge directed against the house, and by another pistol-shot which replied to the discharge and struck down the most daring of the aggressors.
You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors.
You are very generous, gentlemen of the Guards," said Athos, full of rancor, for Jussac was one of the aggressors of the preceding day.
It may be asserted without fear of contradictions that in all the cases of outrages committed by Polynesians, Europeans have at some time or other been the aggressors, and that the cruel and bloodthirsty disposition of some of the islanders is mainly to be ascribed to the influence of such examples.
I knew you could not be the aggressor, and so I told Mr Allworthy, and so he shall acknowledge too, before I have done with him.
The chiefs agreed to confiscate the land of the aggressor to the King of England.
Of course, Demi tyrannized over Daisy, and gallantly defended her from every other aggressor, while Daisy made a galley slave of herself, and adored her brother as the one perfect being in the world.
Carthage, though a commercial republic, was the aggressor in the very war that ended in her destruction.
Pickwick as the aggressor, he set up an appalling and semi- earthly kind of howling, and butting forward with his head, commenced assailing that immortal gentleman about the back and legs, with such blows and pinches as the strength of his arm, and the violence of his excitement, allowed.
Ever was he the aggressor, and though always he kept his flashing blade between the girl and her enemies, yet he managed to force them hither and thither about the room, calling to the girl to follow close behind him.