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assaultive

[uh-sawl-tiv] /əˈsɔl tɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or seeming to assault; physically aggressive:
the assaultive behavior of the inmates; the assaultive manner of some rock bands.
Origin of assaultive
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; assault + -ive
Related forms
assaultively, adverb
assaultiveness, noun
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