assaultive


as·sault·ive

adjective \ə-ˈsl-tiv\

Definition of ASSAULTIVE

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>
as·sault·ive·ly adverb
as·sault·ive·ness noun

Examples of ASSAULTIVE

  1. <with viciously assaultive prose the writer takes on her critics>

First Known Use of ASSAULTIVE

1946

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