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Wordnet 3.0


1. having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends;
- Example: "an aggressive businessman"
- Example: "an aggressive basketball player"
- Example: "he was aggressive and imperious positive in his convictions";
- Example: "aggressive drivers"

2. tending to spread quickly;
- Example: "an aggressive tumor"
[syn: aggressive, fast-growing(a), strong-growing]

3. characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight;
- Example: "aggressive acts against another country"
- Example: "a belligerent tone"
[syn: aggressive, belligerent]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aggressive \Ag*gres"sive\, a. [Cf. F. agressif.] 1. Tending or disposed to aggress; having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of one's own ends at the expense of others or mindless of others' needs or desires; characterized by aggression; making assaults; unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person, nation; an aggressive businessman; an aggressive basketball player; he was aggressive and imperious in his convictions; aggressive drivers. Opposite of unaggressive. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] No aggressive movement was made. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Marked by self-confident ambition, vigorous competitiveness, energy and initiative; as, an aggressive young executive. Syn: enterprising, pushful, pushing, pushy [WordNet 1.5] 3. (Med., Biol.) Tending to grow or spread quickly; as, an aggressive tumor. [Narrower terms: invasive (vs. noninvasive) ] --AS Syn: fast-growing(prenominal) [WordNet 1.5] 4. Tending to initiate unprovoked attacks; initiating unprovoked military action; eager to fight; as, aggressive acts against another country. Syn: belligerent. [WordNet 1.5] Note: Narrower related terms: {bellicose, combative, pugnacious, scrappy, truculent ; {hard-hitting, high-pressure ; {hostile (used of attempts to buy or take control of a business: "hostile takeover"; "hostile tender offer"); predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous . See also: assertive, hostile, offensive. [WordNet 1.5] -- {Ag*gres"sive*ly, adv. -- Ag*gres"sive*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

aggressive adj 1: having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers" [ant: nonaggressive, unaggressive] 2: tending to spread quickly; "an aggressive tumor" [syn: aggressive, fast-growing(a), strong-growing] 3: characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone" [syn: aggressive, belligerent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

141 Moby Thesaurus words for "aggressive": abrupt, active, acute, adventuresome, adventurous, ambitious, animated, antagonistic, assertive, battling, bearish, beastly, bellicose, belligerent, bickering, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, bluff, blunt, bold, brash, brisk, brusque, cavalier, chauvinist, chauvinistic, churlish, combative, contentious, crusty, curt, disputatious, divisive, domineering, driving, dynamic, enemy, energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, eristic, factional, factious, ferocious, fierce, fighting, forceful, forcible, forward, full of fight, full of pep, go-ahead, go-go, gruff, hard-hitting, harsh, hawkish, hearty, hostile, hustling, imperious, impetuous, incisive, inimical, intense, irascible, irritable, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, keen, kinetic, litigious, lively, living, lusty, martial, masterful, mettlesome, militant, militaristic, military, offensive, on the offensive, partisan, peppy, polarizing, polemic, pugnacious, pushful, pushing, pushy, quarrelsome, robust, rough, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy, self-assertive, severe, sharp, short, shrewish, smacking, snappy, snippy, soldierlike, soldierly, spanking, spirited, strenuous, strong, surly, take-charge, take-over, tough, trenchant, trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable, unpeaceful, up-and-coming, venturesome, venturous, vibrant, vigorous, vivacious, vivid, warlike, warmongering, warring, wrangling, zestful, zesty, zippy