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.

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

  2. aggressionnoun

    The practice or habit of launching attacks.

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

  3. aggressionnoun

    Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.

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

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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  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. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.

  2. Mike McCaul:

    The sad fact is, because we've had a failed policy and failed leadership, now we're having to rely on Russians and the Iranians to go into Syria to fight and destroy ISIS, and that's kind of where we are today. I think … it's this weakness invites aggression.

  3. John McCain:

    There is no weapon in our arsenal that offers more effective close-air support to American ground troops serving in harm's way than the A-10 aircraft, i look forward to seeing our A-10 pilots continue to make important advances in the fight against ISIL in the Middle East, boosting NATO's efforts to deter Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, and supporting vital missions for U.S. national security wherever they are needed.

  4. Laura Cooper:

    Ukraine, and also Georgia, are the two front-line states facing Russian aggression, in order to deter further Russian aggression, we need to be able to shore up these countries abilities to defend themselves.Thats, I think, pure and simple, the rationale behind our strategy of supporting these countries.Its in our interest to deter Russian aggression elsewhere around the world.

  5. President Andrzej Duda:

    Today, everything points to the need to have substantial presence of both infrastructure and military units on the ground in central European countries, as well as a well worked-out system for these units and defense should there be any act of aggression, that means increasing presence in central-eastern Europe, both in terms of infrastructure and in terms of troops of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This is to be agreed ... what shape this presence would take.

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