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AGGRESSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aggression mean? 

AGGRESSION (noun)
  The noun AGGRESSION has 5 senses:

1. a disposition to behave aggressively
2. a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
3. violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
4. the act of initiating hostilities
5. deliberately unfriendly behavior

  Familiarity information: AGGRESSION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


AGGRESSION (noun)


Sense 1aggression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disposition to behave aggressively

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("aggression" is a kind of...):

unfriendliness (an unfriendly disposition)


Sense 2aggression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

aggression; aggressiveness

Hypernyms ("aggression" is a kind of...):

enmity; hostility; ill will (the feeling of a hostile person)


Sense 3aggression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

aggression; hostility

Hypernyms ("aggression" is a kind of...):

action (something done (usually as opposed to something said))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aggression"):

meat grinder (any action resulting in injury or destruction)

force; violence (an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists))

pillage; pillaging; plundering (the act of stealing valuable things from a place)


Sense 4aggression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of initiating hostilities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("aggression" is a kind of...):

armed combat; combat (an engagement fought between two military forces)

Holonyms ("aggression" is a part of...):

war; warfare (the waging of armed conflict against an enemy)


Sense 5aggression [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deliberately unfriendly behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("aggression" is a kind of...):

behavior; behaviour; conduct; doings (manner of acting or controlling yourself)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aggression"):

aggravation; irritation; provocation (unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment)

bitchery (aggressive remarks and behavior like that of a spiteful malicious woman)

bullying; intimidation (the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something)

hell raising; raising hell (making trouble just for the fun of it)

self-assertion (the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner)


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