Aggression - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈɡreʃn|  American pronunciation of the word aggression
Brit.  |əˈɡrɛʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word aggression

noun

- a disposition to behave aggressively
- a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack (syn: aggressiveness)
- violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked (syn: hostility)
- the act of initiating hostilities
- deliberately unfriendly behavior

Examples

He has a lot of pent-up aggression.

behavior that is likely to provoke aggression

dangerous dogs showing aggression toward people

The government says that it will view any attempt to fly over its territory as an act of aggression.

He seems to have a lot of aggression towards his parents.

Television violence can encourage aggression in children.

Our dogs have never shown aggression towards other dogs.

Athenian aggression against Persia

The male of the species often displays aggression during courtship.

Aggression is often a camouflage for insecurity.

Unprovoked displays of aggression cannot be tolerated.

Aggression is completely foreign to his nature.

The President condemned the invasion as an act of naked aggression.

Is football a good outlet for men's aggression?

Often what is perceived to be aggression is simply fear.

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