- a person, group, or nation that attacks first or initiates hostilities; an assailant or invader.
Origin of aggressor
Examples from the Web for aggressor
And in many cases the appropriate response to an invasion has been a declaration of war against the aggressor.Is the U.S. Enabling Putin's Invasion?
August 29, 2014
When passions are enflamed, people will be less willing to sit down and negotiate with someone they view as an aggressor.Venezuela Burns, Body Count Rises
March 16, 2014
Davis begins the film, punched by an aggressor into the gutter and ends it the same way.Why No Oscar Love For 'Inside Llewyn Davis'?
January 20, 2014
Gladwell claims that the officer was trying to restrain his dogs while Gadsden was the aggressor.Malcolm Gladwell In Five Minutes: What to Know to Pretend You’ve Read the New Book
October 5, 2013
Going back to square one would be an unjust outcome and a prize to the aggressor.Excitement Over Land Swaps Is Misplaced
May 7, 2013
This may lead to a long-shot duel between the aggressor and the aggrieved.
Then haughtily he demanded to know in his turn the name of their aggressor.Captain Blood
Kenneth parried narrowly, his blade pointing straight at his aggressor.The Tavern Knight
A hound caught him by the leg; turning, he caught the aggressor by the muzzle.Creatures of the Night
Alfred W. Rees
Three times the aggressor was knocked entirely off his feet.Blazed Trail Stories
Stewart Edward White
Word Origin and History for aggressor
1670s, from Latin aggressor, agent noun from aggredi (see aggression).