Synonyms of 'aggressive'
1 hostileDictionary, offensive, destructiveSome children are much more aggressive than others.
The Governor faced hostile crowds when he visited the town.
Try to give constructive rather than destructive criticism.
He was almost back to his belligerent mood of twelve months ago.
She spoke in a loud, rather unfriendly voice.
Her stare was malevolent, her mouth a thin line.
Why must he always be so contrary?
Nearly all the women were antagonistic to the idea.
He was in a pugnacious mood when he spoke to us.
bellicose statements threatening tough action
a quarrelsome young man
aggers (Australian, slang)
biffo (Australian, slang)
a false morality that is inimical to human happiness
arsey (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang)
2 forcefulDictionary, powerful, convincingHe is respected as a very competitive and aggressive executive.
This is a forceful argument for joining them.
a powerful drama about a corrupt city leader
You can't make an effective argument if all you do is stridently voice your opinion.
an enterprising and hard-working young woman
He seemed a dynamic and energetic leader.
Some young people may seem bold and confident, but inside they are very fragile.
one of the most active militant groups
The choir and orchestra gave a vigorous performance of Haydn's oratorio.
an energetic public-relations campaign
a persuasive argument against reform
an assertive style of management
She was a confident and pushy young woman.
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An aggressive person or animal has a quality of anger and determination that makes them ready to attack other people.