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noun [uncountable] aggression pronunciation in British English /əˈɡreʃ(ə)n/

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  1. 1
    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 towards:

    So far they had shown no aggression towards him.

  2. 2
    a situation in which one country attacks another

    We shall unite to defend ourselves against aggression.

    aggression against:

    The statement condemned the country’s brutal aggression against its neighbour.

    act of aggression:

    an act of unprovoked aggression (=there was no reason for it)

    1. a.
      a situation in which someone attacks another person
      aggression against:

      Aggression against the supporters of rival teams is on the increase.

      physical/verbal aggression:

      Many of them had been victims of physical aggression.


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