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

Nearby words

  1. assault boat,
  2. assault course,
  3. assault jacket,
  4. assault rifle,
  5. assault weapon,
  6. assay,
  7. assay cup,
  8. assay groove,
  9. assay office,
  10. assay ton

Origin of assaultive

First recorded in 1950–55; assault + -ive

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

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