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Definition 1: violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for aggression in the sense of this definition

(aggression is a kind of ...) something done (usually as opposed to something said)

"there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"

(... is a kind of aggression ) any action resulting in injury or destruction

"the meat grinder of politics destroyed his reputation" "allied forces crumbled before the Wehrmacht meat grinder"

(... is a kind of aggression ) an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

"he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"

(... is a kind of aggression ) the act of stealing valuable things from a place

"the plundering of the Parthenon" "his plundering of the great authors"

Definition 2: deliberately unfriendly behavior - [noun denoting act]

(aggression is a kind of ...) manner of acting or controlling yourself

(... is a kind of aggression ) unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment

(... is a kind of aggression ) aggressive remarks and behavior like that of a spiteful malicious woman

(... is a kind of aggression ) the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something

(... is a kind of aggression ) making trouble just for the fun of it

(... is a kind of aggression ) the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner

Definition 3: the act of initiating hostilities - [noun denoting act]

(aggression is a kind of ...) an engagement fought between two military forces

(... is part of aggression) the waging of armed conflict against an enemy

"thousands of people were killed in the war"

Definition 4: a disposition to behave aggressively - [noun denoting attribute]

(aggression is a kind of ...) an unfriendly disposition

Definition 5: a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for aggression in the sense of this definition

(aggression is a kind of ...) the feeling of a hostile person

"he could no longer contain his hostility"

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