Synonyms for aggression
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : uh-gresh-uhn|
|Phonetic Transcription : əˈgrɛʃ ən|
Top 10 synonyms for aggression
Définition of aggressionOrigin :
- 1610s, "unprovoked attack," from French aggression (16c.), from Latin aggressionem (nominative aggressio) "a going to, an attack," noun of action from past participle stem of aggredi "to approach; attack," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + gradi (past participle gressus) "to step," from gradus "a step" (see grade). Psychological sense of "hostile or destructive behavior" first recorded 1912 in A.A. Brill's translation of Freud.
- noun attack, often military
- noun hostile or forceful behavior, attitude
- This act of aggression produced a storm of public indignation.
- Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
- This, I repeat, is no argument for the perpetuation of the old ways of aggression.
- Extract from : « Mountain Meditations » by L. Lind-af-Hageby
- There was no aggression in the tone, and yet Chip felt a curious chill.
- Extract from : « The Letter of the Contract » by Basil King
- This land hunger becomes the excuse of nations for their sins of aggression.
- Extract from : « The Psychology of Nations » by G.E. Partridge
- They were not prepared to pledge their neutrality in case of aggression by Germany.
- Extract from : « Current History, A Monthly Magazine » by New York Times
- It is evident that the present intentions of France are those of aggression.
- Extract from : « William Pitt and the Great War » by John Holland Rose
- They have defended their country, but they have never dreamed of aggression.
- Extract from : « The Better Germany in War Time » by Harold Picton
- But the revolution was not merely a protest against European aggression.
- Extract from : « The New World of Islam » by Lothrop Stoddard
- He had no means of defending himself against their aggression.
- Extract from : « Tarrano the Conqueror » by Raymond King Cummings
- But not a blow was struck—they committed the aggression and departed.
- Extract from : « Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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