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Definition 1: having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where aggressive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an aggressive businessman
  • an aggressive basketball player
  • he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions
  • aggressive drivers

(aggressive is similar to ...) having or showing a ready disposition to fight

"bellicose young officers" "a combative impulse" "a contentious nature"

(aggressive is similar to ...) defiantly aggressive

"a truculent speech against the new government"

(aggressive is similar to ...) full of fighting spirit

"a scrappy admiral"

(aggressive is similar to ...) ready and able to resort to force or violence

"pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance" "they were rough and determined fighting men"

(aggressive is similar to ...) living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

"a predatory bird" "the rapacious wolf" "raptorial birds" "ravening wolves" "a vulturine taste for offal"

(aggressive is similar to ...) boisterously and noisily aggressive

"kept up an obstreperous clamor"

(aggressive is similar to ...) blatantly aggressive

"on-line hard-boiled in-your-face pornography"

(aggressive is similar to ...) unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)

"hostile takeover" "hostile tender offer" "hostile bid"

(aggressive is similar to ...) aggressively and persistently persuasive

"a hard-hitting advertising campaign" "a high-pressure salesman"

(aggressive is similar to ...) showing a fighting disposition

"highly competitive sales representative" "militant in fighting for better wages for workers" "his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy"

(means also ...) aggressively self-assured

"an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue" "pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"

(means also ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

(means also ...) for the purpose of attack rather than defense

"offensive weapons"

Definition 2: characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where aggressive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aggressive acts against another country
  • a belligerent tone

Synonyms for aggressive in the sense of this definition

(aggressive is similar to ...) characterized by enmity or ill will

"a hostile nation" "a hostile remark" "hostile actions"

Definition 3: tending to spread quickly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where aggressive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an aggressive tumor

Synonyms for aggressive in the sense of this definition

(aggressive is similar to ...) marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue

"invasive cancer cells"

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