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Definition of "aggressive" []

  • Characterized by aggression: aggressive behavior. (adjective)
  • Inclined to behave in an actively hostile fashion: an aggressive regime. (adjective)
  • Assertive, bold, and energetic: an aggressive sales campaign. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to an investment or approach to investing that seeks above-average returns by taking above-average risks. (adjective)
  • Fast growing; tending to spread quickly and invade: an aggressive tumor. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aggressive" in a sentence
  • "They use the term aggressive, and they define "aggressive" including things like insulting other kids, as well as fighting, and hitting, and more violence."
  • "REEVES: The staunchly conservative Pope Benedict spoke of the threat to tradition and culture in Britain from what he called aggressive secularism."
  • "The White House officials says the president will tout what they call the aggressive steps the administration has taken to bring the economy back to from brink and now they are they are committed to winding down Washington's involvement in the financial sector."