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
Examples of assaultive in a Sentence
with viciously assaultive prose the writer takes on her critics
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A copy of the the patient's latest treatment plan at Whiting, which Kangas provided to The Courant, also said the patient has been assaultive and difficult to engage.
The effect was usually more evocative than assaultive.
Which is why encountering the architect Arno Brandlhuber’s bunkerlike Antivilla, which looms over the row of modest houses along Krampnitz Lake outside Potsdam’s center, can feel not just shocking, but assaultive.
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