assaultive assaultive  /ə ˈsɔl tɪv/


  • (adj) disposed to attack


  1. He greets life's exasperations not with the whine of Seinfeld or the assaultive rant of Chris Rock but with the thrill of a class prankster turned cultural anthropologist.
  2. As usual with Colbert, the humor highlighted a sneaky truth: in its assaultive creativity, its high-speed, multilayered imagineering, Speed Racer is like nothing you've ever seen.
  3. I hope so, since it's the most inventive, assaultive and just plain funny comedy since South Park: Bigger, Longer Uncut.



  1. Former BC premier Ujjal Dosanjh told a Vancouver inquiry into the use of Tasers Monday that when he first approved the weapon for use in BC they were supposed to be used sparingly by police in "assaultive and combative situations, where a person is...
    on May 12, 2008 By: Ujjal Dosanjh Source: Vancouver Sun

  2. "I'm more concerned with the assaultive (incidents) than with people charged with obstructing streets," Harris said.
    on Mar 22, 2004 By: Kamala Harris Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Word of the Day
tacit tacit
/ˈtæ sɪt /