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adjective aggressive pronunciation in American English /əˈɡresɪv/
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  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]

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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