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noun [uncountable] aggression pronunciation in American English /əˈɡreʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    a situation in which one country attacks another
    We will unite to defend ourselves against aggression.
    aggression against: The statement condemned the country’s brutal aggression against its neighbor.
    act of aggression: an act of unprovoked aggression (=there was no reason for it)
    1. a.
      a situation in which someone attacks another person
      physical/verbal aggression: Many of them had been victims of physical aggression.
      aggression against: Aggression against the fans from opposing teams is on the increase.
  2. 2
    an angry feeling that makes you want to attack or defeat someone else
    show/express/display aggression: Boys usually express their aggression by hitting each other.
    aggression toward: So far they had shown no aggression toward him.

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