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Antonyms for aggression
əˈgrɛʃ ənag·gres·sion

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term aggression.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aggressionnoun

    An attack may be by word; an aggression is always by deed. An assault may be upon the person, an aggression is upon rights, possessions, etc. An invasion of a nation's territories is an act of aggression; an intrusion upon a neighboring estate is a trespass. Onslaught signifies intensely violent assault, as by an army or a desperado, tho it is sometimes used of violent speech.

    Antonyms:
    defense, repulsion, resistance, retreat, submission, surrender

    Synonyms:
    assault, attack, attack, encroachment, incursion, infringement, intrusion, invasion, onset, onslaught, trespass

    Preposition:
    The enemy made an attack upon (or on) our works.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aggression

    Antonyms:
    resistance, retaliation, repulsion, withdrawal, retreat, evacuation, accession, acceptance, qualification

    Synonyms:
    invasion, attack, offence, onslaught, encroachment, assault, provocation, incursion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aggressionnoun

    a disposition to behave aggressively

    Synonyms:
    hostility, aggressiveness

  2. aggression, aggressivenessnoun

    a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

    Synonyms:
    hostility, pugnacity, aggressiveness, belligerence

  3. aggression, hostilitynoun

    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

    Synonyms:
    hostility, enmity, ill will, aggressiveness, antagonism

  4. aggressionnoun

    the act of initiating hostilities

    Synonyms:
    hostility, aggressiveness

  5. aggressionnoun

    deliberately unfriendly behavior

    Synonyms:
    hostility, aggressiveness

How to use aggression in a sentence?

  1. Ibrahim Aljazy:

    Referencing 'Islamic' terrorist organizations only will not be appreciated by the vast majority of people in the region when other forces are carrying out acts of aggression, especially as Arabs and Muslims are the prime victims of these organizations.

  2. Shoryu Bradley:

    Aggression, Violence, Exploitation, Depression, Despair, Prejudice, War, Intolerance, Poverty, Are all a result of a misunderstanding of the nature of Self.

  3. Islamic Jihad:

    The militant groups conditions emphasized that Israel stop all forms of aggression on our people and begin directly implementing the understandings.

  4. Dan Blumenthal:

    The U.S. is moving in the right direction by more publicly engaging with Taiwan and supporting it. But it needs to bolster its deterrence against a PRC use of force, on Taiwan, the U.S. should engage the CCP in private diplomacy to outline the political and military costs it would face if it uses force against Taiwan. It should be told that there is no surer way to Taiwan de jure independence than CCP aggression.

  5. Sergey Kislyak:

    What is portrayed as Russian aggression in reality is a war of the government in Ukraine against their own people.

How to pronounce aggression?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2141defense
#2187acceptance
#3430submission
#3656resistance
#7184withdrawal
#8206retreat
#8406qualification
#10512accession
#11564surrender
#15217aggression
#15714evacuation
#23183retaliation
#53901repulsion

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