Origin of aggression
Examples from the Web for aggressions
But past aggressions against Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Georgia were plainly Illegal as well.
Why does he not equip an army strong enough to resist such British aggressions?The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom|Hendrik Willem van Loon
Misers themselves will struggle in defence of their property, though tolerant of all aggressions by which that is not threatened.Political Pamphlets|George Saintsbury
War can come only by the willful acts and aggressions of others.World's War Events, Vol. II|Various
He well knows that the Algerine aggressions were extremely embarrassing to the Government.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Neither must friendly rivalry, nor ambition to excel, be classed as aggressions; as they are phases of growth.Menticulture|Horace Fletcher
British Dictionary definitions for aggressions
Word Origin for aggression
Word Origin and History for aggressions
1610s, "unprovoked attack," from French aggression (16c.), from Latin aggressionem (nominative aggressio) "a going to, an attack," noun of action from past participle stem of aggredi "to approach; attack," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + gradi (past participle gressus) "to step," from gradus "a step" (see grade). Psychological sense of "hostile or destructive behavior" first recorded 1912 in A.A. Brill's translation of Freud.