From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaggressiveag‧gres‧sive /əˈɡresɪv/ ●●○S3W3 adjective 🔊 🔊 1FIGHTVIOLENTbehaving in an angrythreatening way, as if you want to fight or attack someone 🔊 Jim’s voice became aggressive. 🔊 Teachers apparently expect a certain amount of aggressive behaviour from boys.2DETERMINEDvery determined to succeed or get what you want 🔊 A successful businessman has to be aggressive. 🔊 an aggressive marketing campaign3an aggressivediseasespreads quickly in the body 🔊 an aggressive form of breast cancer —aggressively adverb —aggressiveness noun [uncountable]
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aggressive• Perhaps because of its deepassociations with childhood, drunken behavior is usually more infantile than aggressive.• Some breeds of dog, such as Germanshepherds, were bred to be aggressive.• The men were drunk and aggressive.• When I said no, she became rude and aggressive.• Like many children exhibitingaggressive behavior, Scott found it tough to talk about his feelings and how he coped with emotions.• They felt that the aggressivebehaviour and attention-seeking which are more prevalent among males should not be reinforced by teacherresponses.• Kids who play violentvideo games show much more aggressive behaviour than those who don't.• Manipulation is just another form of aggressive behaviour.• The world of internationalbanking is now full of aggressive, bright, but hopelessly inexperiencedlenders in their mid-twenties.• Chris is an aggressivedriver.• Patrick is generally regarded as having been an aggressiveenforcer of civil-rights laws and often came under fire from conservatives.• Aggressive people become more aggressive around passive people, Ruth said.• Some of the crowd were very aggressive, shouting and banging on windows.• an aggressivetreatment for cancerFrom Longman Business Dictionaryaggressiveag‧gres‧sive /əˈgresɪv/ adjective1an aggressive action uses direct and forceful methods in order to achieve the result that someone wantsaggressive marketing tactics to promote smoking among teenagersaggressive cost-cuttingAggressive buying from foreign investors has led the Nikkei’s recent recovery.2an aggressive person or organization is very determined to be successful and achieve what they wantThe company is struggling to fight off aggressive competitors.