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noun [uncountable]     aggression pronunciation in American English
  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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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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