- 1Feelings of anger or antipathy resulting in hostile or violent behaviour; readiness to attack or confront: his chin was jutting with aggression territorial aggression between individuals of the same speciesMore example sentences
- Furthermore there is the issue of his aggression and hostile behaviour.
- In contrast, we experience anger and aggression when the disappointment is perceived as being caused by an external source.
- So many of us strive to raise our children with good moral values including an aversion to violence and aggression.
- 1.1The action of attacking without provocation: he called for an end to foreign aggression against his countryMore example sentences
- Politicians and military planners argued aerial offense was the most effective against foreign aggression or invasion.
- Intervention in domestic politics often cements dictators in place by uniting the people against what they see as foreign aggression.
- The wall was built by the Qin dynasty to deter foreign aggression from the north.
- 1.2Forcefulness: the sheer volume and aggression of his playingMore example sentences
- In Australia he had been overwhelmed by the moment and by the sheer aggression of Agassi's shot making.
- Yet none of that bothered Dixon as much as the inability of his men to contest possession with a proper measure of confidence and aggression.
- They played with confidence, aggression, threw the ball about well and looked like a team who believed in themselves.
early 17th century (in the sense 'an attack'): from Latin aggressio(n-), from aggredi 'to attack', from ad- 'towards' + gradi 'proceed, walk'.