hyperaggressive

adjective
hy·​per·​ag·​gres·​sive | \ ˌhī-pər-ə-ˈgre-siv How to pronounce hyperaggressive (audio) \
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

Other Words from hyperaggressive

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperaggressive. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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hyperaggressive

adjective
hy·​per·​ag·​gres·​sive | \ ˌhī-pə-rə-ˈgres-əv How to pronounce hyperaggressive (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperaggressive

: extremely or excessively aggressive hyperaggressive patients

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