Definition of 'aggressive'
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They are thought to trigger inflammation in the brain, which leads to memory loss and aggressive behaviour. The Sun (2017)He has been evicted from two care homes after aggressive behaviour and requires one-to-one care at all times. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I didn't let her into the match with my aggressive game. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Spanish fought equally aggressive campaigns in Morocco. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Lots of people like that aggressive, edgy side in a motorbike - this journalist included. The Sun (2016)A scheme in Cardiff led to a cut in A&E waiting times and aggressive behaviour towards staff. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Alongside the impact of your father's aggressive behaviour when you were growing up, this would only add to your overwhelming feelings of anxiety. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She shrugged and fought on with a more aggressive campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This can cause her to be aggressive with people she does not know. The Sun (2014)You need to be assertive but not aggressive. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)No player could say they were aggressive and competitive. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Tip workers have already been issued with lapel cameras to record aggressive behaviour. The Sun (2014)We were really aggressive in our game going forward. The Sun (2014)We are a bit aggressive in that way. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The pitch rewards aggressive batting and bowling. The Sun (2010)They are very vicious and aggressive people who do really horrible things. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Be assertive without being aggressive and be clear about what you want. The Sun (2010)This is exactly the aggressive behaviour we want to see. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We have to be aggressive in our game and nail it in the last ten games. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The governing bodies have to act in a more aggressive way. The Sun (2012)How can he be so aggressive on the pitch and so quietly spoken and mellow off it? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The sheep are getting aggressive and chasing people. The Sun (2016)They want maximum confidence and efficiency but aggressive behaviour is not acceptable. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)They have less chance to attack me and my aggressive game works better. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For some reason people find that in some way aggressive. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some people have more aggressive personalities than others. Know Your Own Mind (1991)The answer is tastier school meals and an aggressive health campaign emphasising the lifelong dangers of being overweight. The Sun (2014)One camp is pushing for a more aggressive pitch to the far right while another suggests appealing to the centre. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They can make users feel more pumped up, aggressive and competitive. The Sun (2014)If you take a more assertive or aggressive stance, others may hold back from you. The Sun (2015)He was very aggressive, very competitive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They were aggressive, competitive matches. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'aggressive'
British English: aggressive /əˈɡrɛsɪv/ ADJECTIVE
An aggressive person behaves angrily or violently towards other people.
Some children are much more aggressive than others.
- American English: aggressive
- Arabic: عُدْوانِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: agressivo
- Chinese: 侵犯性的
- Croatian: agresivan
- Czech: agresivní
- Danish: aggressiv
- Dutch: agressief
- European Spanish: agresivo
- Finnish: aggressiivinen
- French: agressif
- German: aggressiv
- Greek: επιθετικός
- Italian: aggressivo
- Japanese: 攻撃的な
- Korean: 공격적인
- Norwegian: aggressiv
- Polish: agresywny
- European Portuguese: agressivo
- Romanian: agresiv
- Russian: агрессивный
- Spanish: agresivo
- Swedish: aggressiv
- Thai: ก้าวร้าว
- Turkish: saldırgan
- Ukrainian: агресивний
- Vietnamese: hung hăng
Definition of aggressive from the Collins English Dictionary
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