What does aggression mean?

Definitions for aggression
əˈgrɛʃ ənag·gres·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggression(noun)

    a disposition to behave aggressively

  2. aggression, aggressiveness(noun)

    a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

  3. aggression, hostility(noun)

    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

  4. aggression(noun)

    the act of initiating hostilities

  5. aggression(noun)

    deliberately unfriendly behavior

Wiktionary

  1. aggression(Noun)

    The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.

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

  2. aggression(Noun)

    The practice or habit of launching attacks.

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

  3. aggression(Noun)

    Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aggression(noun)

    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. Chief Antonio Brooklen:

    If you have that much hate and aggression to attempt to assassinate a police officer who is paid to protect and serve, there is no justification for it.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    We need to provide defensive military support. It's hard to make the structural reforms and grow the economy in a world where there is aggression.

  3. Hassan Rouhani:

    On the same day theSaudi minister spoke to Fox News, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly and criticized Tehransregional rival. The security of Saudi Arabia shall be guaranteed with the termination of aggression to Yemen rather than by inviting foreigners, we are ready to spend our national strength and regional credibility and international authority.

  4. Frederick Ben Hodges:

    There are going to be U.S. Army forces here in Lithuania, as well as Estonia and Latvia and Poland for as long as is required to deter Russian aggression and to assure our allies.

  5. Peter Navarro:

    This is fake news, the Trump tariffs have been an important defense against China's economic aggression and we are stronger today because they exist. Lifting the tariffs would simply enrich China at the expense of American workers.

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