Aggressiveness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈɡresɪvnəs|  American pronunciation of the word aggressiveness
Brit.  |əˈɡrɛsɪvnəs|  British pronunciation of the word aggressiveness

noun

- the quality of being bold and enterprising
- a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack (syn: aggression)
- a natural disposition to be hostile (syn: belligerence, pugnacity)

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.

Linda's aggressiveness is just a compensation for her feelings of insecurity.

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