assaultive

assaultive
adjective Date: 1946 1. of, relating to, or tending toward assault <
assaultive behavior
>
2. having an intense or abrasive effect on the senses or emotions <
loud and assaultive music
>
assaultively adverbassaultiveness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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