What does aggressive mean?

Definitions for aggressiveəˈgrɛs ɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aggressive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggressive(adj)

    having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

    "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"

  2. aggressive, fast-growing(a), strong-growing(adj)

    tending to spread quickly

    "an aggressive tumor"

  3. aggressive, belligerent(adj)

    characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

    "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone"

Wiktionary

  1. aggressive(Adjective)

    Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking.

    an aggressive policy, war, person, nation

  2. Origin: From . Compare with French agressif.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aggressive(adj)

    tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aggressive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4757

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aggressive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3732

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aggressive' in Adjectives Frequency: #621

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.

  2. Baron Manfred von Richthofen ("Red Baron"):

    The aggressive spirit, the offensive, is the chief thing everywhere in war, and the air is no exception.

  3. Charisse Pasche:

    We were aggressive, because we knew this was a problem and we wanted to have a solution sooner rather than later, we knew we had to be aggressive and push forward.

  4. Estonian Defense Minister Sven Mikser:

    This as a whole is the most important message in a situation where our eastern neighbor is still aggressive and is carrying out different unnecessarily aggressive and provocative activities.

  5. Kendall Coffey:

    This is an aggressive charge,” Kendall Coffey said. “And there are times when an aggressive charge gives more incentive for the defendant to seek a plea. The vast majority of cases don’t go to trial and end in a plea.”

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