aggressive - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    behaving in an angry or rude way that shows you want to fight, attack, or argue with someone

    aggressive behaviour

    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

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noun [uncountable]