What does aggression mean?

Definitions for aggression
əˈgrɛʃ ənag·gres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggressionnoun

    a disposition to behave aggressively

  2. aggression, aggressivenessnoun

    a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

  3. aggression, hostilitynoun

    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

  4. aggressionnoun

    the act of initiating hostilities

  5. aggressionnoun

    deliberately unfriendly behavior

Wiktionary

  1. aggressionnoun

    The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.

  2. aggressionnoun

    The practice or habit of launching attacks.

  3. aggressionnoun

    Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.

  4. Etymology: From aggression, from aggressio, from aggressus, past participle of aggredior.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aggressionnoun

    The first act of injury; commencement of a quarrel by some act of iniquity.

    Etymology: aggressio, Lat.

    There is no resisting of a common enemy, without an union for a mutual defence; and there may be also, on the other hand, a conspiracy of common enmity and aggression. Roger L'Estrange.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aggressionnoun

    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."

Freebase

  1. Aggression

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aggression

    ag-gresh′un, n. first act of hostility or injury: a breach of the peace: an attack on public privileges. [L. aggredi, -gressusad, to, gradi, to step.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Aggression

    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)

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. aggression

    The first act of injury in provoking warfare.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'aggression' in Nouns Frequency: #2594

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggression in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggression in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of aggression in a Sentence

  1. Sergei Loznitsa:

    When I hear today these calls to ban Russian films, I think of these [filmmakers] who are good people. They are victims as we are of this aggression.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    I know of no one who seriously believes that the United States and [South Korea] would be defeated in a war of aggression by North Korea if they were to attack, and I made it as clear as I could that if they were to do that, they would pay a price so great that the nation would probably not survive as it is known today.

  3. Antony Blinken:

    On the contrary, we continue to see forces, especially forces that would be in the vanguard of any renewed aggression against Ukraine, continuing to be at the border, to mass at the border.

  4. Kim Jong:

    We should be hopeful and encouraged by the events in Panmunjom( inside the DMZ), but we also need to keep a clear-eyed view of the nature of the Kim Jong family regime, and the history of its aggression, threats and provocations, stated claim to unify the peninsula under the North's control, and the documented human rights atrocities that are being committed against some 25 million Koreans living in the North, can a one-day event change the nature of the brutal Kim Jong family regime that has existed for some seven decades ? We should never forget the people living in severe oppression in the north while we admire the charm offensive conducted by Kim Jong Un.

  5. Prime Minister Stubbs:

    It was created as a deterrent to the Soviet Union. Won the Cold War without firing a shot. Then had to do some soul-searching through crisis management. And now, with Russian aggression, has come back full circle to its origins. Hardly what the Kremlin had in mind.

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