Synonyms for aggressive

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-gres-iv
Phonetic Transcription : əˈgrɛs ɪv

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Définition of aggressive

Origin :
  • 1791, from Latin aggress-, past participle stem of aggredi (see aggression) + -ive. In psychological use from 1913, first in translations of Freud. Related: Aggressively; aggressiveness.
  • adj belligerent, hostile
  • adj assertive
Example sentences :
  • Fandor was not in the least impressed by the lieutenant's aggressive declarations.
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • But it never seems to enter into the goat's head to do anything so aggressive.
  • Extract from : « Things as They Are » by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • They were not aggressive creatures; it was that that made them so terrible to Helen.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • The aggressive Martians would be only too glad to explore the Moon.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 » by Various
  • The swiftness of the movement was aggressive enough to startle.
  • Extract from : « Under Western Eyes » by Joseph Conrad
  • And, beyond this, there are all the offensive, aggressive uses of the ballot.
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various
  • And the only form of action open to a State can be of no other than aggressive nature.
  • Extract from : « Notes on Life and Letters » by Joseph Conrad
  • He had the broad head and square jaw of the aggressive type.
  • Extract from : « The Bondwoman » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • We have noticed that Livingstone's religion was not aggressive nor impertinent.
  • Extract from : « Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence » by Various
  • "We has no beds for strangers," he said, speaking in an aggressive and loud tone.
  • Extract from : « A Master of Mysteries » by L. T. Meade

Antonyms for aggressive

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