[ uh-sawl-tiv ]
/ əˈsɔl tɪv /


tending or seeming to assault; physically aggressive: the assaultive behavior of the inmates; the assaultive manner of some rock bands.

Origin of assaultive

First recorded in 1950–55; assault + -ive

Related forms

as·saul·tive·ly, adverbas·saul·tive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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