August 02, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
aggressive ˈgrɛsɪv/ adjective
Aggressive dog showing its teeth
Aggressive dog showing its teeth
Learner's definition of AGGRESSIVE

[more aggressive; most aggressive]

1 : ready and willing to fight, argue, etc. : feeling or showing aggression

  • He started to get aggressive and began to shout.

  • an aggressive dog

  • aggressive behavior

2 : using forceful methods to succeed or to do something

  • an overly aggressive salesman

  • an aggressive lawyer whose tactics have made people angry

  • The team plays a very aggressive style of defense.

  • The company took aggressive steps to prevent illegal use of their equipment.

  • The publisher has been very aggressive in promoting the book.

  • The city began an aggressive campaign to encourage recycling.

3 medical

a : very severe

  • an aggressive form of cancer

b : very strong or intense

  • aggressive chemotherapy

aggressively adverb

  • The company is aggressively promoting their products.

aggressiveness noun [noncount]

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