Definitions for aggressiveəˈgrɛs ɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ag•gres•siveəˈgrɛs ɪv(adj.)

  1. characterized by or tending toward aggression.

  2. vigorously energetic, esp. in the use of initiative and forcefulness; boldly assertive:

    an aggressive salesperson.

  3. (of an investment) emphasizing maximum growth over assured income.

    Category: Business

  4. using daring or forceful methods:

    aggressive treatment of infection.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Medicine

Origin of aggressive:

1815–25

ag•gres′sive•ness(n.)

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. aggressive(adjective)əˈgrɛs ɪv

    showing aggression

    aggressive behavior; aggressive patients

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


Translations for aggressive

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

aggressive(adjective)

ready to attack or oppose; quarrelsome

He's a most aggressive boy; – he is always fighting at school.

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