Definition of aggressive
- aggressive behavior
- an aggressive fighter
- a rude, aggressive personality
- an aggressive salesman
- aggressive colors
- aggressive flavors
- aggressive bone tumors
- aggressive chemotherapy
He started to get aggressive and began to shout.
an aggressive lawyer whose tactics have made people angry
The team plays a very aggressive style of defense.
The company took aggressive steps to prevent illegal use of their equipment.
The publisher has been very aggressive in promoting the book.
The city began an aggressive campaign to encourage recycling.
an aggressive form of cancer
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: ready and willing to fight, argue, etc. : feeling or showing aggression
: using forceful methods to succeed or to do something
medical : very severe
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