Aggressive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈɡresɪv|  American pronunciation of the word aggressive
Brit.  |əˈɡrɛsɪv|  British pronunciation of the word aggressive

adjective

- tending to spread quickly(syn: fast-growing, strong-growing)

an aggressive tumor

- characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight(syn: belligerent)

aggressive acts against another country

Examples

He started to get aggressive and began to shout.

an aggressive lawyer whose tactics have made people angry

The team plays a very aggressive style of defense.

The company took aggressive steps to prevent illegal use of their equipment.

The publisher has been very aggressive in promoting the book.

The city began an aggressive campaign to encourage recycling.

Millions of people are deeply shocked by the aggressive policy of the government.

Banks are getting too aggressive on consumer lending.

Jim's voice became aggressive.

Teachers apparently expect a certain amount of aggressive behaviour from boys.

A successful businessman has to be aggressive.

We were advised to never be too aggressive when approaching a potential client.

Some feel men are the more aggressive sex.

He's known for being loud and aggressive.

...one aggressive bargain hunter rushed to make a covetous grab for the last marked-down TV...

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