Definitions for aggressionəˈgrɛʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the action of a state in violating by force the rights of another state, particularly its territorial rights.
any offensive action, attack, or procedure; an inroad or encroachment.
the practice of making assaults or attacks; offensive action in general.
hostility toward or attack upon another, whether overt, verbal, or gestural.
Category: Psychology, Animal Behavior
Origin of aggression:
1605–15; < L aggressiō; see aggress , -tion
a disposition to behave aggressively
a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
the act of initiating hostilities
deliberately unfriendly behavior
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a feeling that leads to angry or violent behavior
aggression in young children
violent actions by one group toward another
war and other acts of aggression
The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.
The practice or habit of launching attacks.
Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.
Origin: From aggression, from aggressio, from aggressus, past participle of aggredior.
the first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of injury, or first act leading to a war or a controversy; unprovoked attack; assault; as, a war of aggression. "Aggressions of power."
Aggression, in its broadest sense, is behavior, or a disposition, that is forceful, hostile or attacking. It may occur either in retaliation or without provocation. In narrower definitions that are used in social sciences and behavioral sciences, aggression is an intention to cause harm or an act intended to increase relative social dominance. Predatory or defensive behavior between members of different species may not be considered aggression in the same sense. Aggression can take a variety of forms and can be physical or be communicated verbally or non-verbally. Aggression differs from what is commonly called assertiveness, although the terms are often used interchangeably among laypeople, e.g. an aggressive salesperson.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A form of behavior which leads to self-assertion; it may arise from innate drives and/or a response to frustration; may be manifested by destructive and attacking behavior, by covert attitudes of hostility and obstructionism, or by healthy self-expressive drive to mastery. (Dorland 27th ed)
British National Corpus
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Translations for aggression
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a feeling of) hostility.
- عُدْوَان، إعْتِدَاءArabic
- agressãoPortuguese (BR)
- der AngriffGerman
- επιθετική στάσηGreek
- kallaletung, vaenulikkusEstonian
- rasa permusuhan, seranganIndonesian
- ágengni, árásargirniIcelandic
- saldırı, saldırganlıkTurkish
- 侵犯Chinese (Trad.)
- напад, агресіяUkrainian
- thái độ gây gổ; cuộc xâm lượcVietnamese
- 侵犯Chinese (Simp.)
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