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ag·gres·sor

 (ə-grĕs′ər)
n.
One that engages in aggression.
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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]
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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
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

aggressor

noun attacker, assaulter, invader, assailant They have been the aggressors in this conflict.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

aggressor

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

aggressor

[əˈgresəʳ] Nagresor(a) m/f
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

aggressor

[əˈgrɛsər] nagresseur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

aggressor

nAngreifer(in) m(f), → Aggressor(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

aggressor

[əˈgrɛsəʳ] naggressore/aggreditrice
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.
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References in classic literature ?
Again he was brought face to face with that opposing force. He knew that however much they tried, they could not hire more than forty--thirty-seven perhaps or thirty-eight-- laborers for a reasonable sum.
The sole aim of each of us was to hurl one of the opposing force into the sea.
There had long been a truce between the opposing forces, but according to the Guide-Book, Raynauld of Chatillon, Lord of Kerak, broke it by plundering a Damascus caravan, and refusing to give up either the merchants or their goods when Saladin demanded them.
(6) The purpose of decisive points is to fulfill populace needs or to have an operational effect on the ability of the irregular opposing force to fulfill populace needs.
"You are going to need an opposing force at combat training centers that can change, can react, can stay tied to trends on the battlefield and does not take some long period to make changes in the way they do tactics, techniques and procedures."
Making a decisive excursion into political science, Ball defines an "opposing force" as any group whose views "conflict with the government's." The Snake River Alliance fits into this category, says Ball, because of its opposition to nuclear-bomb making and nuclear-waste storage at the Department of Energy's facility outside Twin Falls.
But engineers say conven tional brakes could be aided by magnets in the track that exert an opposing force on metal plates under trains.
(11) The center of gravity is identical to the desired core of legitimacy of the irregular opposing force. Subsequent efforts should be applied to decision points and the classification of lines of operation and effort.
It is also very difficult for any opposing force to attack these Islamists.
Black-and-white photographs illustrate the descriptive text, which tells of jungles, mountains, and deserts that were as deadly as any opposing force. A scrupulous and highly recommended text for college library and world history shelves.
Needle positioning is then performed by means of a balance of the force of the spring and the opposing force generated by the material flowing into the injection nozzle.