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assaultive

[ uh-sawl-tiv ]
/ əˈsɔl tɪv /
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adjective
tending or seeming to assault; physically aggressive: the assaultive behavior of the inmates; the assaultive manner of some rock bands.
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Origin of assaultive

First recorded in 1950–55; assault + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM assaultive

as·saul·tive·ly, adverbas·saul·tive·ness, noun
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