- The definition of aggression refers to the practice of being offensive or prone to attacking others.
An example of someone who is prone to bouts of aggression would be someone who is routinely starting fights.
- Aggression is defined as an unprovoked attack or harmful action against another.
An example of an aggression is a dog barking and chasing after another dog in an effort to attack.
- an unprovoked attack or warlike act; specif., the use of armed force by a state in violation of its international obligations
- the practice or habit of being aggressive or quarrelsome
- Psychiatry forceful, attacking behavior, either constructively self-assertive and self-protective or destructively hostile to others or to oneself
Origin of aggressionFrench from Classical Latin aggressio: see aggress
- a. Hostile or destructive behavior or attitudes: physical aggression; verbal aggression; emotional aggression.b. Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes: the aggression of a bold advertising campaign.
- The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks: imperial aggression.
- A hostile act or military attack: aggressions that led to full-scale war.