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Synonyms for aggressive


1. aggressive (vs. unaggressive), assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive, battleful, bellicose, combative, contentious, competitive, militant, hard-hitting, high-pressure, hostile, in-your-face, obstreperous, predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous, scrappy, truculent, pugnacious, rough, assertive, hostile, offensive
usage: 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"
2. aggressive, enterprising, pushful, pushing, pushy, ambitious (vs. unambitious)
usage: marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative; "an aggressive young exective"; "a pushful insurance agent"; "a pushing youth intent on getting on in the world"
3. aggressive, fast-growing(prenominal), invasive (vs. confined)
usage: tending to spread quickly; "an aggressive tumor"
4. aggressive, belligerent, hostile (vs. amicable)
usage: characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; "aggressive acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone"
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