See also: Aggression

EnglishEdit

 
Aggression between children.

EtymologyEdit

From French aggression, from Latin aggressio, from aggressus, past participle of aggredior (to approach, address, attack).

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aggression (countable and uncountable, plural aggressions)

  1. The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.
    • 2019 April 28, Hagai El-Ad, “What kind of democracy deports human rights workers?”, in Yoni Molad, transl., +972 Magazine[1]:
      Control, dispossession, violence, and tyranny are not “defensive”: they are part of an organized, ongoing aggression.
  2. The practice or habit of launching attacks.
  3. Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.
    • 2018, Michael Cottakis – LSE, “Colliding worlds: Donald Trump and the European Union”, in LSE's blog[2]:
      The decision to impose a steel and aluminum tariff is an act of aggression which makes trade war between the two pillars of the West a grim possibility.

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aggression c (singular definite aggressionen, plural indefinite aggressioner)

  1. aggression

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aggression

  1. genitive singular of aggressio