hyperaggressive

adjective hy·per·ag·gres·sive \ ˌhī-pər-ə-ˈgre-siv \
variants: or hyper-aggressive

Definition of hyperaggressive

: extremely or excessively aggressive
  • a hyperaggressive sales agent
  • … the high-status prizes now go only to those willing to be hyperaggressive about doing what's necessary to achieve results.
  • —Kenneth Labich

hyperaggressively

or hyper-aggressively adverb
    • Genetically altered mice are scampering all over the place, losing weight, acting hyperaggressively.
    • —Linton Weeks

hyperaggressiveness

or hyper-aggressiveness noun
    • … the spotted hyena, famed for the hyperaggressiveness of the female member of the species.
    • —Natalie Angier

First Known Use of hyperaggressive

1940

in the meaning defined above

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hyperaggressive

adjective hy·per·ag·gres·sive \ ˌhī-pə-rə-ˈgres-əv \

medical Definition of hyperaggressive

: extremely or excessively aggressive
  • hyperaggressive patients

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