Synonyms for aggression

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-gresh-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : əˈgrɛʃ ən

Top 10 synonyms for aggression Other synonyms for the word aggression

Définition of aggression

Origin :
  • 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
Example sentences :
  • 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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