Aggressive

Definition of Aggressive

Ag`gres´sive
a.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.
No aggressive movement was made.
- Macaulay.
2.marked by self-confident ambition, competitiveness, energy and initiative; as, an aggressive young executive.
3.(Med., Biol.) tending to spread quickly
4.characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

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