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aggression

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2 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence
  • diplomats warned that any aggression by either side could easily turn into a full-scale war

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The first known use of aggression was in 1611

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“Aggression.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/aggression. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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