aggressor

noun ag·gres·sor \ ə-ˈgre-sər \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of aggressor

: one that commits or practices aggression

Examples of aggressor in a Sentence

  1. Each country accused the other of being the aggressor.

  2. these pocket-size states had formed an alliance to deter potential aggressors

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Origin and Etymology of aggressor

borrowed from Latin, "attacker, assailant," from aggredī, adgredī "to approach, attack' + -tor, agent suffix — more at aggress


AGGRESSOR Defined for English Language Learners

aggressor

noun

Definition of aggressor for English Language Learners

  • : a person or country that attacks another : a person or country that starts a fight or war


AGGRESSOR Defined for Kids

aggressor

noun ag·gres·sor \ ə-ˈgre-sər \

Definition of aggressor for Students

: a person or a country that engages in hostile action without reasonable cause

Medical Dictionary

aggressor

noun ag·gres·sor \ ə-ˈgres-ər \

medical Definition of aggressor

: one who exhibits aggression


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