What does aggressive mean?

Definitions for aggressive
əˈgrɛs ɪvag·gres·sive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aggressive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggressiveadjective

    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-growingadjective

    tending to spread quickly

    "an aggressive tumor"

  3. aggressive, belligerentadjective

    characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

    "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone"

Wiktionary

  1. aggressiveadjective

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

    an aggressive policy, war, person, nation

  2. Etymology: From. Compare with French agressif.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aggressiveadjective

    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

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Numerology

  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. Michele Powell:

    It made it feel like a smart move. It made it feel like a proactive move, rather than an aggressive move. It's not coming from aggression at all. It's coming from a personal desire to protect my family.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    We're prepared to take a tiny fraction of the people that are coming, and they should be thoroughly screened, for sure, but I think we need to be much more aggressive in moving to a legal immigration system where we pick who comes.

  3. Drew Pinsky:

    But we don’t need to be aggressive with our kids, and I’m afraid that we’ve sort of lose track of that line and we end up getting aggressive with kids and we end up with aggressive kids. I mean, if we were aggressive with a dog and the dog ended up biting people, would we be surprised?

  4. John Joseph Lydon:

    The vagrants moved in en masse ... [in] tent cities. Theyre all young; theyre all like 24, theyre aggressive, and because theres an awful lot of them together theyre gang-y.

  5. Jayce Tingler:

    I love the way we've ran the bases all year, we get the base hit to left. Bobby's had some great decisions over there all year, being aggressive and then Tatis just heads up — not only are you running fast, but your eyes are up. As soon as you see the ball get by, before a coach can say, ‘Go, go, go,’ they've already got two steps.

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