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English adjective: aggressive

1. aggressive having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

SamplesAn aggressive businessman.
An aggressive basketball player.
He was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions.
Aggressive drivers.

Similarbattleful, bellicose, combative, competitive, hard-hitting, high-pressure, hostile, in-your-face, militant, obstreperous, predatory, pugnacious, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, rough, scrappy, truculent, vulturine, vulturous

See alsoassertive, hostile, offensive, self-asserting, self-assertive

Antonymsnonaggressive, unaggressive

2. aggressive tending to spread quickly

SamplesAn aggressive tumor.

Synonymsfast-growing, strong-growing



3. aggressive characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

SamplesAggressive acts against another country.
A belligerent tone.




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