aggressive


aggressive
Synonyms and related words:
abrupt, active, acute, adventuresome, adventurous, ambitious, animated, antagonistic, assertive, battling, bearish, beastly, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, bluff, blunt, bold, brash, brisk, brusque, cavalier, chauvinist, chauvinistic, churlish, combative, contentious, crusty, curt, disputatious, divisive, domineering, driving, dynamic, enemy, energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, eristic, factional, factious, ferocious, fierce, fighting, forceful, forcible, forward, full of fight, full of pep, go-ahead, go-go, gruff, hard-hitting, harsh, hawkish, hearty, hostile, hustling, imperious, impetuous, incisive, inimical, intense, irascible, irritable, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, keen, kinetic, litigious, lively, living, lusty, martial, masterful, mettlesome, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, on the offensive, partisan, peppy, polarizing, polemic, pugnacious, pushful, pushing, pushy, quarrelsome, robust, rough, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, self-assertive, severe, sharp, short, shrewish, smacking, snappy, snippy, soldierlike, soldierly, spanking, spirited, strenuous, strong, surly, take-charge, take-over, tough, trenchant, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, up-and-coming, venturesome, venturous, vibrant, vigorous, vivacious, vivid, warlike, warmongering, warring, wrangling, zestful, zesty, zippy

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  • Aggressive — Ag*gres sive, a. [Cf. F. agressif.] 1. Tending or disposed to aggress; having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of one s own ends at the expense of others or mindless of others needs or desires; characterized by aggression; making… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • aggressive — [ə gres′iv] adj. 1. aggressing or inclined to aggress; starting fights or quarrels 2. ready or willing to take issue or engage in direct action; militant 3. full of enterprise and initiative; bold and active; pushing 4. Psychiatry of or involving …   English World dictionary

  • aggressive — index contentious, disorderly, forcible, hostile, hot blooded, industrious, litigious, malevolent, obtrus …   Law dictionary

  • aggressive — (adj.) 1791, from L. aggress , pp. stem of aggredi (see AGGRESSION (Cf. aggression)) + IVE (Cf. ive). In psychological use from 1913, first in translations of Freud. Related: Aggressively; aggressiveness …   Etymology dictionary

  • aggressive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) characterized by or resulting from aggression. 2) unduly forceful. DERIVATIVES aggressively adverb aggressiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • aggressive — 01. Be careful; their dog can be quite [aggressive] at times. 02. Whenever my son watches violent television programs he becomes quite [aggressive]. 03. I hate [aggressive] people who approach me as soon as I walk into a store, and try to sell me …   Grammatical examples in English