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Pronunciation:  u'greshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
  2. [n]  deliberately unfriendly behavior
  3. [n]  the act of initiating hostilities
  4. [n]  a disposition to behave aggressively
  5. [n]  a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

AGGRESSION is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aggressiveness, hostility
 See Also: action, aggravation, armed combat, behavior, behaviour, bitchery, bullying, combat, conduct, doings, enmity, force, hell raising, hostility, ill will, intimidation, irritation, meat grinder, pillage, pillaging, plundering, provocation, raising hell, self-assertion, unfriendliness, violence, war, warfare



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ag*gres"sion\, n. [L. aggressio, fr. aggredi: cf. F.
The first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of
injury, or first act leading to a war or a controversy;
unprovoked attack; assault; as, a war of aggression.
``Aggressions of power.'' --Hallam

Syn: Attack; offense; intrusion; provocation.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adventuresomeness, adventurousness, aggravated assault, aggressiveness, ambitiousness, amphibious attack, antagonism, armed assault, assailing, assailment, assault, attack, banzai attack, bellicism, bellicosity, belligerence, belligerency, blitz, blitzkrieg, breakthrough, charge, chauvinism, combativeness, contentiousness, counterattack, counteroffensive, coup de main, crippling attack, dead set at, descent on, diversion, diversionary attack, drive, dynamism, encroachment, enterprise, enterprisingness, ferocity, fierceness, fight, flank attack, force, forcefulness, frontal attack, gas attack, getup, get-up-and-get, get-up-and-go, go, go-ahead, go-getting, go-to-itiveness, gumption, head-on attack, hostility, hustle, incursion, infiltration, initiative, inroad, invasion, irruption, jingoism, lightning attack, lightning war, martialism, mass attack, megadeath, militancy, militarism, mugging, offense, offensive, onset, onslaught, overkill, panzer warfare, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, push, pushfulness, pushiness, pushingness, quarrelsomeness, raid, run against, run at, rush, saber rattling, sally, shock tactics, sortie, spirit, spunk, strike, truculence, unfriendliness, unpeacefulness, unprovoked assault, up-and-comingness, venturesomeness, venturousness, warmongering, warpath