Dictionary.com

aggressively

[ uh-gres-iv-lee ]
/ əˈgrɛs ɪv li /
Save This Word!

adverb

in an aggressive, militant, or menacing manner: The orders were to root out the entrenched rebels, swiftly and aggressively.
in a highly competitive manner; with an aggressive effort to win: The series was aggressively played by both teams.
in a vigorously or forcefully enterprising manner; ambitiously: an aggressively marketed line of cosmetics.
in a pushy or boldly assertive manner: They continue to lobby aggressively for a safer workplace.
Medicine/Medical.
  1. (of a disease’s or tumor’s viability) in a rapid and vigorous, highly invasive manner: The cancer has aggressively branched out to his lower intestine.
  2. in a highly potent, therapeutic, but risky manner, intended to destroy malignancy: Can the treatment aggressively target the tumor without harming healthy tissue?
(of a plant’s growth habit) with an undesirable tendency to spread rapidly, especially where unwanted: Wild lotuses have aggressively flourished in both ponds, much to the dismay of local canoeists.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of aggressively

First recorded in 1790–95; aggressive + -ly

OTHER WORDS FROM aggressively

non·ag·gres·sive·ly, adverbo·ver·ag·gres·sive·ly, adverbun·ag·gres·sive·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for aggressively

Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!