tending or seeming to assault; physically aggressive: the assaultive behavior of the inmates; the assaultive manner of some rock bands.
- as·saul·tive·ly, adverb
- as·saul·tive·ness, noun
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How to use assaultive in a sentence
I did not say that he had assaultive or homicidal potential.Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy