Aggression meaning

ə-grĕsh'ən
Hostile or destructive behavior or attitudes.

Physical aggression; verbal aggression; emotional aggression.

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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.

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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.

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The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks.

Imperial aggression.

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A hostile act or military attack.

Aggressions that led to full-scale war.

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An unprovoked attack or warlike act; specif., the use of armed force by a state in violation of its international obligations.
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The practice or habit of being aggressive or quarrelsome.
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Forceful, attacking behavior, either constructively self-assertive and self-protective or destructively hostile to others or to oneself.
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Hostile or destructive behavior or attitudes.

Physical aggression; verbal aggression; emotional aggression.

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Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes.

The aggression of a bold advertising campaign.

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Behavior that is meant to intimidate or injure an animal of the same species or of a competing species but is not predatory. Aggression may be displayed during mating rituals or to defend territory, as by the erection of fins by fish and feathers by birds.
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The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.
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The practice or habit of launching attacks.
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Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.
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Origin of aggression

  • From French aggression, from Latin aggressio, from aggressus, past participle of aggredior (“to approach, address, attack”).
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