aggressive


aggressive
aggressively, adv.aggressiveness, aggressivity /ag're siv"i tee/, n.
/euh gres"iv/, adj.
1. characterized by or tending toward unprovoked offensives, attacks, invasions, or the like; militantly forward or menacing: aggressive acts against a neighboring country.
2. making an all-out effort to win or succeed; competitive: an aggressive basketball player.
3. vigorously energetic, esp. in the use of initiative and forcefulness: an aggressive salesperson.
4. boldly assertive and forward; pushy: an aggressive driver.
5. emphasizing maximum growth and capital gains over quality, security, and income: an aggressive mutual fund.
6. -
a. (of a disease or tumor) highly invasive and difficult or impossible to treat successfully.
b. pertaining to a risky surgery or treatment, or to a medication that has grave side effects: aggressive chemotherapy.
[1815-25; AGGRESS(ION) + -IVE]
Syn. 1. pugnacious, militant. 2. forceful, enterprising, assertive.
Ant. 1. friendly. 2. retiring, shy, timid, hesitant.

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