Definitions for aggressiveəˈgrɛs ɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
characterized by or tending toward aggression.
vigorously energetic, esp. in the use of initiative and forcefulness; boldly assertive:
an aggressive salesperson.
(of an investment) emphasizing maximum growth over assured income.
using daring or forceful methods:
aggressive treatment of infection.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Medicine
Origin of aggressive:
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"
aggressive, fast-growing(a), strong-growing(adj)
tending to spread quickly
"an aggressive tumor"
characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
"aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
aggressive behavior; aggressive patients
Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking.
an aggressive policy, war, person, nation
Origin: From . Compare with French agressif.
tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'aggressive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4757
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'aggressive' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3732
Rank popularity for the word 'aggressive' in Adjectives Frequency: #621
Translations for aggressive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
ready to attack or oppose; quarrelsome
He's a most aggressive boy; – he is always fighting at school.
- عِدَائِي، عُدْوَانِيArabic
- agressivoPortuguese (BR)
- پرخاشگر؛ ستیزه جوFarsi
- תֹּקפָּנִי @@@תוֹקפָּנִי$$$Hebrew
- agresszív, támadó, kötekedőHungarian
- suka menyerangIndonesian
- aggressiv, stridbarNorwegian
- پرخاشگر؛ ستیزه جوPersian
- غصه کوونکی، تیری کوونکیPashto
- (în mod) agresivRomanian
- 挑釁的，好鬥的Chinese (Trad.)
- hung hăngVietnamese
- 爱寻衅的Chinese (Simp.)
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