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Pronunciation:  u'gresiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
  2. [adj]  marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative; "an aggressive young exective"; "a pushful insurance agent"; "a pushing youth intent on getting on in the world"
  3. [adj]  characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone"
  4. [adj]  tending to spread quickly; "an aggressive tumor"

AGGRESSIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ambitious, assertive, battleful, bellicose, belligerent, combative, competitive, contentious, enterprising, fast-growing(a), hard-hitting, high-pressure, hostile, invasive, militant, obstreperous, predatory, pugnacious, pushful, pushing, pushy, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, rough, scrappy, self-asserting, self-assertive, truculent, vulturine, vulturous
 Antonyms: nonaggressive, unaggressive
 See Also: offensive



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ag*gres"sive\, a. [Cf. F. agressif.]
Tending or disposed to aggress; characterized by aggression;
making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive
policy, war, person, nation. -- {Ag*gres"sive*ly}, adv. --
{Ag*gres"sive*ness}, n.

      No aggressive movement was made.         --Macaulay.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A quickly growing cancer.
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