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aggressive

[ uh-gres-iv ]
/ əˈgrɛs ɪv /
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adjective
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Origin of aggressive

First recorded in 1690–1700; from Late Latin aggressīvus, derivative of Latin aggressus, past participle of aggredī “to go to, approach, attack”

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British Dictionary definitions for aggressive

aggressive
/ (əˈɡrɛsɪv) /

adjective
quarrelsome or belligerentan aggressive remark
assertive; vigorousan aggressive business executive

Derived forms of aggressive

aggressively, adverbaggressiveness, noun
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Medical definitions for aggressive

aggressive
[ ə-grĕsĭv ]

adj.
Characterized by aggression.
Inclined to behave in a hostile fashion.
Tending to spread quickly, as a tumor; fast-growing.
Characterized by or inclined toward vigorous or intensive medical treatment.
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