unaggressive

adjective
un·​ag·​gres·​sive | \ ˌən-ə-ˈgre-siv How to pronounce unaggressive (audio) \

Definition of unaggressive

: not aggressive : not given to fighting or assertiveness a peaceful and unaggressive species

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Other Words from unaggressive

unaggressively adverb
unaggressiveness noun

Examples of unaggressive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie also maps Harding’s longtime struggle to belong in the skating world as a blue-collar athlete while also refusing to conform to the dainty, unaggressive ideology judges preferred. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "10 holiday movies you absolutely must see, from 'Justice League' to the new 'Star Wars'," 24 Oct. 2017 The commercial value of their horns, combined with their relatively unaggressive nature, has left them susceptible to poaching. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Watch an Elephant Invite a Rhino to Play," 1 Mar. 2017 Fruit forward and silky, with unaggressive tannins. Connie Ogle, miamiherald, "We set out to find a good cheap Cabernet Sauvignon. Is there such a thing?," 24 Aug. 2017 Typically unaggressive rider Julien Leparoux must ride Classic Empire aggressively. Dick Jerardi, Philly.com, "Always Dreaming has the talent to win the Preakness, but will he? | Dick Jerardi," 18 May 2017 The commercial value of their horns, combined with their relatively unaggressive nature, has left them susceptible to poaching. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Watch an Elephant Invite a Rhino to Play," 1 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of unaggressive

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unaggressive was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Unaggressive.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaggressive. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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