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Synonyms for aggression
əˈgrɛʃ ənag·gres·sion

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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.

    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 Antonyms

  1. aggression

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aggressionnoun

    Synonyms:
    attack, assault, invasion, hostile encroachment

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How to use aggression in a sentence?

  1. Celeste Wallander:

    I believe that our response in 2014 was too slow and too incremental. And it’s confirmed by the lessons that I learned, and that I believe others in the national security community learned, to better address Russia’s ongoing aggression.

  2. Andrei Kozyrev:

    He has no idea, he underestimated Ukraine, he thought there was no nation like Ukraine, and of course they will not stand against Russian aggression. He thought there was no unity in the West … he underestimated Europe the same way.

  3. Mateusz Morawiecki:

    We are buying, as [ the ] European Union, lots of Russian gas, lots of Russian oil. And President Putin is taking the money from us, from the Europeans. And President Putin is turning this into aggression, invasion.

  4. Antony Blinken:

    President Putin's war against Ukraine is also an attack on the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity, enshrined in the UN Charter. Ukraine is fighting valiantly to defend its people and its independence with unprecedented assistance from the United States and countries around the world. United States will continue to support the people of Ukraine while promoting accountability for President President Putin and those enabling Russian aggression.

  5. Jim Malloy:

    I am not in a war-plan footing and have not been tasked to do so, however we are absolutely ready to respond to any aggression against the United States, partners in the region, or our interests.


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