Definitions for: Aggression


[n] violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
[n] deliberately unfriendly behavior
[n] the act of initiating hostilities
[n] a disposition to behave aggressively
[n] a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack



Webster (1913) Definition: Ag*gres"sion, n. [L. aggressio, fr. aggredi: cf. F.
agression.]
The first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of
injury, or first act leading to a war or a controversy;
unprovoked attack; assault; as, a war of aggression.
``Aggressions of power.'' --Hallam

Syn: Attack; offense; intrusion; provocation.

Synonyms: aggressiveness, hostility

See Also: action, aggravation, armed combat, behavior, behaviour, bitchery, bullying, combat, conduct, doings, enmity, force, hell raising, hostility, ill will, intimidation, irritation, meat grinder, pillage, pillaging, plundering, provocation, raising hell, self-assertion, unfriendliness, violence, war, warfare

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