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Synonyms for aggression
əˈgrɛʃ ənag·gres·sion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. aggression

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. aggressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    attack, assault, invasion, hostile encroachment

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  1. Bette Davis, The Lonely Life, 1962:

    My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.

  2. Joe Buchman:

    Where the two old parties offer fear, mutual slander and individual self-destruction, Libertarians share our commitment to rigorous financial integrity, peaceful social acceptance and individual personal liberty, now is the time to vote out of love for the principles you know to be true : free agency, self-ownership, non-initiation of aggression and not in reaction to what you fear.

  3. Lloyd Austin:

    I believe that future generations will look back on how we all serve the cause of freedom at this pivotal moment, they all take inspiration from the resilience and the valor of the Ukrainian people. They'll take heart from the way that nations of goodwill rallied against Putin's aggression.

  4. Volodymyr Zelensky:

    For me, as president, a just peace is no compromises as to the sovereignty, freedom and territorial integrity of our country, the payback for all the damages inflicted by Russian aggression.

  5. Salam Al-Marayati:

    If we're going to look at suspects [for 9/11], we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what's happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.


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