hard-hitting high-pressure
Aggressive Ag*gres"sive, a. [Cf. F. agressif.] 1. Tending or disposed to aggress; having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of one's own ends at the expense of others or mindless of others' needs or desires; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation; an aggressive businessman; an aggressive basketball player; he was aggressive and imperious in his convictions; aggressive drivers. Opposite of {unaggressive}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

No aggressive movement was made. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. marked by self-confident ambition, competitiveness, energy and initiative; as, an aggressive young executive.

Syn: enterprising, pushful, pushing, pushy [WordNet 1.5]

3. 1 (Med., Biol.) tending to spread quickly an aggressive tumor [Narrower terms: {invasive (vs. noninvasive) ]

Syn: fast-growing(prenominal) [WordNet 1.5]

4. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight aggressive acts against another country

Syn: belligerent [WordNet 1.5]

Note: Narrower related terms: {bellicose, combative, pugnacious, scrappy, truculent ; {hard-hitting, high-pressure ; {hostile} (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business: "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"); {predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous . See also: assertive, hostile, offensive. [WordNet 1.5] -- {Ag*gres"sive*ly}, adv. -- {Ag*gres"sive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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