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Definition of the noun aggressiveness

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noun - plural: aggressivenesses

  1. the quality of being bold and enterprising
  2. a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
  3. a natural disposition to be hostile

Alternative definition of the noun aggressiveness


  1. [uncountable] The state or quality of being aggressive.
  2. [countable] The result or product of being aggressive.

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Google previewCorporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective (2008)

by Michael Donnelly, Murray Straus

Verbal aggressiveness is the trait of attacking the self-concepts of other people in order to stimulate psychological pain, such as humiliation, embarrassment, and...

Verbal aggressiveness is a subset of hostility, which is the more global trait.

Google previewEducation for Peace (2012)

by Herbert Read

Aggressiveness is an evil in the ethical or religious sense, but recent research has tended to bring it within the sphere of...

Aggressiveness is a basic element in human psycho- logy: but its origins are now understood and its social reper- ...

Google previewStructural Meaning of Aggressiveness

According to the "structural" hypothesis positive aggressiveness is an expression of the life-tendency towards expansion (" change") operating in ...

Google previewSex, Sin and Science: What Evolution Says about Religion and Desire (2009)

by C. Roland Cook

Since aggressiveness is a major advantage in most forms of animal competition, it follows that animals would be born with an innate capacity for aggression. This applies to females as well as males, although females ...

Google previewCommunication in Nursing - E-Book (2014)

by Julia Balzer Riley

Participate in exercises to build skills to com- municate with aggressive clients and colleagues Objectives Why Aggressive Behavior Is Problematic for Nurses Aggressiveness refers to rejecting, hostile, abusive, bullying, and manipulative ...

Google previewWalking Victoriously (2010)

by Dr. Byron C. Hayes

Continual aggressiveness is the walk of warfare in the kingdom walk of God. Remember, our victory rests only in the “it is written”. The Holy Spirit and the whole armour is absolutely essential to victorious spiritual warfare over Satan. Walking ...

Google previewThe Development and Treatment of Childhood Aggression (2013)

by Kenneth H. Rubin, Debra J. Pepler

For those of us whose research interests have been initially directed toward the phenomenon of childhood social rejection, the problem of aggression is hard to ignore, because aggressiveness is the single most important reason for a child to ...

Google previewCo-Operation, Tolerance, And Prejudice (2013)


Thus we are justified in assuming that frustration in general and that of libidinal forces in particular may activate aggressive tendencies ; and it is equally true that aggressiveness is a primary tendency of the human personality. It is true that ...

Google previewThe Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior (2012)

Gene-brain-culture Interaction by Anthony Walsh, Jonathan D. Bolen

Aggressiveness is a trait, high levels of which imply a potential for aggressive behavior which may or may not be realized. Aggression is a behavior which may be prosocial, as in sports participation, justified, as in reactive or defensive ...

Google previewOvercoming Hurts and Anger (2013)

Finding Freedom from Negative Emotions by Dwight Carlson

The term aggressiveness refers to punitive or destructive behaviors directed toward other individuals or objects. Aggression is an overt act that seeks to attack , destroy, or be hurtful. The Scriptures refer to this as “vengeance.” Anger can further ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ethology (1989)

by Klaus Immelmann, Colin Beer

AGGRESSIVENESS petitors of different species over possession of or access to a contended resource. As a rule interspecific aggression refers to competitive rather than predator-prey interaction. Intraspecific and interspecific aggression differ ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict (2008)

Further analysis revealed that the correlations between reported exposure to television violence and personal aggressiveness were not as clear-cut as originally reported. A major American longitudinal study of the impact of televised violence ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, Three-Volume Set (1999)

Since fights are bilateral manifestations of aggressive- ness, we first need to account for human aggressiveness and the variations in its incidence. Five theories can be identified: Aggression as a need Aggression as a product of frustration ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Mental Health (2015)

Traits that fall under the category of aggression proneness, such as trait aggressiveness (Buss and Perry, 1992), are characterized by a general propensity to engage in acts of physical and verbal aggression, a proneness to anger, and a ...

Google previewWorld Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship (2011)

by Leo Paul Dana

competitive aggressiveness ( Lumpkin and Dess, 1996). Originally, Covin and Slevin (1986) proposed three ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

The higher the amount of blood group antigen on the tumor cells, the lower the aggressiveness of the tumorkilling NK cells of the immune system2,3,4.

Google previewA Dictionary of Symbols (2013)

by J. E. Cirlot

to upset and reverse the established order: idealism turns into materialism; meekness into aggressiveness; serenity into tragedy; order into disorder, or vice versa.

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary Of Disaster Medicine And International Relief (1989)

English, Français, Español by S. William A. Gunn

Agressivite ( Aggressiveness) Aide alimentaire (Food aid) Aide internationale (International assistance) ...

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The three traits speculators must learn to manage within themselves are confidence, fear, and aggressiveness. (Larry Williams)
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Scrabble value of A1G2G2R1E1S1S1I1V4E1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 14-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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