assaultive


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as·saul·tive

 (ə-sôl′tĭv)
adj.
Inclined to or suggestive of violent attack: "The reduction of cinema to assaultive images ... has produced a disincarnated, lightweight cinema that doesn't demand anyone's full attention" (Susan Sontag).

as·saul′tive·ly adv.
as·saul′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.assaultive - disposed to attackassaultive - disposed to attack      
offensive - for the purpose of attack rather than defense; "offensive weapons"
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Phillip Nordo, 52, was accused of grooming victims during ongoing investigations and engaging in conduct that made the men more accessible to his sexually assaultive and coercive behavior.
The others she highlighted were a large longitudinal observational study that demonstrated that persistent maternal postnatal depression was strongly associated with a variety of pediatric behavioral disturbances documented during assessments at ages 3.5, 16, and 18 years; a Philadelphia study showing that multiple traumatic stressful events or any assaultive trauma experienced by children or adolescents were independently associated with significant psychopathology and neurocognitive deficits; and a Dutch brain MRI study that pinpointed a reduction in gray-matter volume in the anterior cingulate cortex as a potential key mediator of the neurobiologic aftereffects of childhood sexual abuse.
The others she highlighted were a large longitudinal observational study showing that persistent maternal postnatal depression was strongly associated with a variety of pediatric behavioral disturbances documented during assessments at ages 3.5, 16, and 18 years; a Philadelphia study showing that multiple traumatic stressful events or any assaultive trauma experienced by children or adolescents were independendy associated with significant psychopathology and neurocognitive deficits; and a Dutch brain MRI study that pinpointed a reduction in gray-matter volume in the anterior cingulate cortex as a potential key mediator of the neurobiologie aftereffects of childhood sexual abuse.
Plaintiff further asserts that defendant, prior to the attack, had been made aware of Dauria's violent and assaultive behavior because of various incidents that were documented in writing by Sentara's security personnel and reported to many of Sentara's supervisory staff.
And it was a chaotic start as both teams were assaultive.
People sat on the floor to see Dr Mahathir, Kak Wan and Datuk Seri Mat Sabu, listening attentively to their assaultive remarks against Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Umno.
The first season of the HBO series focused on the abuses endured, unwittingly, by the 'hosts' - sophisticated robots designed to tickle the fancies of paying 'guests' who employ them in any number of assaultive situations.
"You Were Never Really Here" breaks cinematic storytelling down to its fundamentals: It's a study in sound, image and performance in which brutal violence is displayed obliquely and in which Jonny Greenwood's purposefully oppressive musical score often fights with Phoenix's unintelligible dialogue, as well as the assaultive sound effects of modern life.
In addition, the judge in determining whether the evidence is clear and convincing would have to consider under the Senate bill the objective improbability that the defendant would be accused of sexually assaultive behavior on more than one occasion.
Crisis Prevention Institute specialises in safe management of disruptive and assaultive behavior.
But if it makes for a breathlessly assaultive, vastly entertaining couple of hours, it can be discomfiting whenever there's a pause in the pelting gunfire and we glimpse the contours of the flesh-and-blood tragedy.