aggressiveness aggressiveness  /ə ˈɡrɛ sɪv nəs/


  1. (n) the quality of being bold and enterprising
  2. (n) a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
  3. (n) a natural disposition to be hostile



  1. That explains the sexual aggressiveness of langursand males of other species; it usually makes evolutionary sense for males to inseminate the maximum number of females.
  2. Though Friday was stunned at first by some of the aggressiveness and language of the male fantasies, she came away from the project with a high opinion of men.
  3. The game was marked with aggressiveness, roughness on both sides.


  1. Group exhibits snakes at ranger station

    The sight of a snake on a hiking trail causes most hikers to react in one of two ways. The first and most common reaction is fear and avoidance. The second and more heinous reaction is aggressiveness toward the snake, even to the point of killing it. But according to a group of snake handlers brought in by the Red Rock Ranger District for a Live Snake Exhibition at its South Gateway Visitor ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sedona Red Rock News

  2. Scoring comes naturally for Moore

    Now in her third season with the Lynx, the star forward’s added aggressiveness creates chances for her and teammates.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. PBT: LeBron leads Heat to win by doing it his way

    PBT: Peppered with questions about a lack of aggressiveness after Game 1, LeBron James flipped the script with his unselfishness in Game 2.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: MSNBC


  1. "I don't know that it's so much one thing that you could point to," Fouts said. "It was an attitude of fearlessness and aggressiveness and of fun. He was not afraid to try new things. He was not afraid to attack the entire length and breadth...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Dan Fouts Source: Lewiston Sun Journal

  2. Results: Coca-Cola 600 | Indy 500 "He's real aggressive. That's cool," Burton said after the race. "But when he starts affecting me with his aggressiveness, I just will not put up with it. I've been around here long enough. I just will not...
    on May 30, 2010 By: Jeff Burton Source: FanHouse

  3. "I know full well that one position is not responsible and that everyone needs to step up, but I'm just not seeing right now the aggressiveness from Tarvaris that I saw throughout the offseason, training camp, the two preseason games he played...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Brad Childress Source: Channel 4000

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