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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.
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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 ?
"No," replied the Dying Man, "I was the aggressor."
"Then you don't consider the Emperor Alexander the aggressor?" he asked unexpectedly, with a kindly and foolish smile.
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."
He looked up into his aggressor's face in blank surprise.
Shortly afterwards it was discovered who was the aggressor; and a general meeting of the chiefs was convened to consider the case.
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.
Yet, somewhere between these two points, notwithstanding the fact that the aggressor must have entered the cab either with or without his consent, Mr.
For though it is true that they had killed Tom Jeffry, yet Jeffry was the aggressor, had broken the truce, and had ill-used a young woman of theirs, who came down to them innocently, and on the faith of the public capitulation.
The Baron was the aggressor by raising his stick at me."