What does aggressive mean?

Definitions for aggressive
əˈgrɛs ɪvag·gres·sive

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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"


  1. aggressive(Adjective)

    Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking.

    an aggressive policy, war, person, nation

    Etymology: 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

How to pronounce aggressive?

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How to say aggressive in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggressive in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggressive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of aggressive in a Sentence

  1. Dan Gainor:

    Billy Bush should n’t be fired. Billy Bush, as a reporter, sometimes plays to the interviewee and made a bad call in going too far with what everyone is calling ‘ locker room talk,' Davis said. Billy Bush’s going to get a rough break here. There’s no excuse for the aggressive rape talk. billy Bush offense isn't what Billy Bush observed Trump saying. Billy Bush offense's that Billy Bush didn't throw Donald Trump under the bus once Billy Bush decided to run. Billy Bush offense's what the media wanted Billy Bush to do, Gainor said. Since Billy Bush didn't, Billy Bush time there is over. I'm sure network execs could go through thousands of hours of tape and destroy tons of other celebrity careers for the awful things they say and do. Only they won't. Because they only want to get Donald Trump because Donald Trump's running as a Republican. Billy Bush is collateral damage.

  2. Bob Lord:

    These threats are serious and that's why it's critical that we all work together, but we can't do this alone. We need the( President Donald Trump) administration to take more aggressive steps to protect our voting systems. It is their responsibility to protect our democracy from these types of attacks.

  3. Chief Executive Michael Pearson:

    The company was too aggressive- and I, as its leader, was too aggressive - in pursuing price increases on certain drugs.

  4. Manuel Oliveri:

    There may be rising scope of the BOJ (Bank of Japan) considering a more aggressive policy stance later on, it must still be kept in mind that inflation expectations as measured by five-year inflation swaps remain close to multi-year lows and that Governor (Haruhiko) Kuroda appears to make a bigger case of additional measures being considered should it prove necessary.

  5. Mike DuHaime:

    An essential part of Gov. Christie's appeal is his ability to bring new people into the political process, whether they be donors or activists. He has proven this ability time and again in the past, winning handily in a blue state. If he decides to run, it is clear he will have the resources to run an aggressive, winning race.

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    an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
    • A. accompany
    • B. aggravate
    • C. moan
    • D. obligate

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