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Definition of the adjective aggressive

What does aggressive mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more aggressive / most aggressive

  1. having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends
  2. tending to spread quickly
  3. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
    • example: aggressive acts against another country
    • synonym of aggressive: belligerent
    • similar: hostile

Alternative definition of the adjective aggressive


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

Definition of the noun aggressive

What does aggressive mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun aggressive

Glossary of sports

describes a type of in-line skating, skateboarding, or snow-boarding that focuses on performing stunts; used for describing medical treatment that involves frequent high doses of medication (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Who is Aggressive?

Aggressive a.k.a. Alex Topaller is a music video director.


Aggressive is a fictional character from the 1974 film Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell.


  1. "AGGRESSIVE" is a composition.
  2. "Aggressive" is a musical single of KREVA.
    • released on (7 years ago)


  1. Aggressive is a breed temperament.
  2. Aggressive a.k.a. Aggressive mood: The aggressive is a grammatical mood-like verb construction that occurs in the Finnish language, especially in emotional outbursts. The construction expresses negation and resembles a negative clause, but it lacks the Finnish negative auxiliary. Instead, the aggressive is often marked with an expletive, which tends to be seen as a distinctive feature of the construction.

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Google previewThe Education of a Poker Player (2011)

by Robert Jameson

Being aggressive means actively betting rather than just passively calling. More specifically, being 'aggressive' means that you bet strongly and reasonably frequently. You bet with good hands, but also with some marginal hands and ...

Google previewMotorcycle Safety and Dynamics (2011)

Vol 1 - Color by James R. Davis

Being aggressive means using anything more than gentle but firm pressure. “ Grabbing a handful” of the front-brake lever can be just as dangerous as “ stomping on” the rear-brake pedal. Normal usage of your bike's brakes requires a gentle ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)

aggressive behavior A set of social behaviors closely associated in time with overt fighting. defensive aggression A set of behaviors performed in defense to an attack by a conspecific or a potential predator. dominant The member of a social ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of School Psychology (2005)

by Steven W. Lee

Relationally aggressive behaviors include ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress, Three-Volume Set (2000)

aggressive behavior A set of social behaviors closely associated in time with overt fighting. defensive aggression A set of behaviors performed in defense to an attack by a conspecific or a potential predator. dominant The member of a social ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology (2016)

by Harold L. Miller, Jr.

If those scripts include successful outcomes from behaving aggressively and fail to include other harmful side effects (such as pain and suffering of others or oneself), then such aggressive scripts will likely be used to guide behavior.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Psychology (2007)

by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs

Aggressive Schemas Processing social information is cognitively demanding; therefore, humans use schemas—mental frameworks of beliefs about people, events, and objects—to rapidly understand stimuli. Schemas are automatically ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Communication Theory (2009)

by Stephen W. Littlejohn, Karen A. Foss

ArGumentAtiveness, Assertiveness, And verbAl AGGressiveness theory Predispositions toward aggressive communication have been found to explain much of a person's message-sending and message-receiving behavior. Understanding ...

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Quotes about Aggressive

We were too young to know better, and none of us were very aggressive people. It would have helped a lot if just one of us had been aggressive enough to say no. (Edie Brickell)
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Scrabble value of A1G2G2R1E1S1S1I1V4E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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