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aggressor Line breaks: ag¦gres|sor
Pronunciation: /əˈɡrɛsə/

Definition of aggressor in English:


A person or country that attacks another first.
Example sentences
  • So I'd attack my aggressors whether they were stronger than me or not.
  • If they continue repulsing air attacks the aggressor might reject the idea of developing invasion.
  • The target is attacked circuitously and the aggressor can therefore remain unidentified.
attacker, assaulter, assailant, invader;
instigator, provoker, initiator, warmonger, offender


Mid 17th century: from late Latin, from aggredi 'to attack' (see aggression).

Words that rhyme with aggressor

addresser, assessor, compressor, confessor, contessa, depressor, digresser, dresser, guesser, intercessor, lesser, Odessa, oppressor, possessor, professor, represser, successor, transgressor, Vanessa
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