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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AGGRESSIVENESS

May it teach them some lessons of restraint as well as of aggressiveness!

These wars in the South were incited by the insolence and aggressiveness of the Americans.

His boldness and aggressiveness were unique in the history of Indian warfare.

Now her stinging tongue was dumb, and there was no aggressiveness in her manner.

Madame's husband instantly showed a diminution of aggressiveness.

Nervousness is often confused with aggressiveness, initiative, confidence.

The percept has an aggressiveness which does not belong to the image.

There was no question on our part of aggressiveness or self-interest.

To deny the existence of the German or other aggressiveness?

There was no cruelty in his strength and no revenge in his aggressiveness.

WORD ORIGIN

1791, from Latin aggress-, past participle stem of aggredi (see aggression) + -ive. In psychological use from 1913, first in translations of Freud. Related: Aggressively; aggressiveness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AGGRESSIVENESS

aggression

nounhostile or forceful behavior, attitude
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