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adjective aggressive pronunciation in American English /əˈɡresɪv/
  1. 1
    behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you want to fight, attack, or argue with someone
    The taxis have features that protect drivers from aggressive passengers.
    aggressive behavior
    Bailey became increasingly aggressive in his questioning of the witness.
  2. 2
    someone who is aggressive is very determined to win or be successful
    Today’s executives are hungry, competitive, and aggressive.
    1. a.
      used about plans or methods that are designed to do everything possible to succeed
      an aggressive treatment plan
      The Ohio Senator stated that this will be the most aggressive campaign he has ever run.

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noun [uncountable]


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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