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aggressive Line breaks: ag¦gres|sive
Pronunciation: /əˈɡrɛsɪv/

Definition of aggressive in English:

adjective

1Ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression: he’s very uncooperative and aggressive
More example sentences
  • He added that it was only a minority of drinkers causing the violent and aggressive behaviour.
  • She had found it very difficult to manage his behaviour as he was aggressive and violent towards him.
  • Anonymous comments are more likely to be aggressive, disruptive or even dishonest.
Synonyms
1.1Behaving or done in a determined and forceful way: we needed more growth to pursue our aggressive acquisition strategy
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  • I think Brian had an aggressive strategy and it really did pay off big time.
  • With our very aggressive strategy, running sixth on the road was a disaster.
  • P&G has made an aggressive push into the women's beauty business buying Clairol and Wella.
Synonyms
assertive, forceful, competitive, insistent, vigorous, energetic, dynamic, driving, bold, audacious, enterprising, go-ahead, zealous, pushing

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin aggress- 'attacked' (from the verb aggredi) + -ive; compare with French agressif, -ive.

Words that rhyme with aggressive

compressive, concessive, degressive, depressive, digressive, excessive, expressive, impressive, obsessive, oppressive, possessive, progressive, recessive, regressive, repressive, retrogressive, successive, transgressive

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