aggressor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aggressor a confident assertive person who acts as instigator
    • n aggressor someone who attacks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aggressor The person who first attacks or makes an aggression; he who begins hostility or a quarrel; an assailant. "The insolence of the aggressor is usually proportioned to the tameness of the sufferer."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aggressor The person who first attacks; one who begins hostilities or makes encroachment; an assailant or invader.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Aggressor one who attacks first
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L.: cf. F. agresseur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aggredi, -gressusad, to, gradi, to step.

Usage

In literature:

Ferdinand, King of Castile, seems to have been the principal aggressor.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
The aggressors gathered all the strength possible.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors.
"Key-Notes of American Liberty" by Various
In the former region the Russians were the aggressors; in the latter, the Germans.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
A hound caught him by the leg; turning, he caught the aggressor by the muzzle.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
Save the victim and give the aggressor his just desserts.
"Watchbird" by Robert Sheckley
From the start, however, Sheridan was the aggressor and Hampton was forced to fight a defensive battle.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Isn't the woman always the aggressor?
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
One of the aggressors pretends to wish to seize them from below.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
It was plain that the beavers were the aggressors.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Bellot the bull was not the aggressor here.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
In proportion as they know themselves to be aggressors and spoliators their anxiety increases.
"The Arena" by Various
They were the aggressors, the treaty breakers, and the invaders of a peaceful country of neighbors and friends.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
I feel much righteous indignation against such imaginary aggressor.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
When the Romans were the aggressors, the Angli lay beyond the pale of their ambition.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
How long could they hold the aggressors in check?
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
When he did come home it was he who was the aggressor now, and the reproaches of his wife were indifferent to him.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
In some instances Hazlitt was consciously the aggressor, but his attacks were never wanton.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
I continue to look for possible aggressors.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
The Spaniards resolved to be the aggressors; they went in search of their enemies and beat them in a sharp fight.
"History of the Spanish Conquest of Yucatan and of the Itzas" by Philip Ainsworth Means
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In poetry:

The head, now bleach'd, his proud foot strikes
With such indignant speed,
The bone its fierce aggressor spikes;
It is his turn to bleed.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley

In news:

Maxpedition Aggressor Tactical Attache .
Security experts are clear that potential aggressors are now amassing detailed information with which they could launch a cyber-terrorism attack.
There was no doubt in Mariner coach Chris Siner's mind who the aggressor was Friday night in the Tritons' non-district matchup at Port Charlotte.
PORT CHARLOTTE — There was no doubt in Mariner coach Chris Siner's mind who the aggressor was Friday night in the Tritons' non-district matchup at Port Charlotte.
Delivered its recent newbuild, M/V Cayman Aggressor IV.
Man gets prison for shooting drunken, unarmed aggressor at Fruitport Township wedding reception .
Had she been somewhere other than a soccer field, she might have responded differently to her aggressor.
In fact, when dealing with villains and aggressors, signaling peaceful intent is precisely the worst course.
In today's shooting, Graboys said it could be a cause of domestic violence with either the shooter of the parents being the aggressor.
Why is Israel always seen as the aggressor.
They are the bullies and aggressors in this unprovoked cultural war, not the gay community.
A 90-year-old Greenbrae man who was shot fending off a burglary suspect fabricated his story and is the real aggressor in the case, the defendant's lawyer said Wednesday.
However, other accounts of other jailers stated Koscinski was the aggressor and provoked Sneed.
Meanwhile, Martin 's parents are blaming police for leaking information about their son being suspended for marijuana and details about the fight he had with Zimmerman that portrayed the teen as the aggressor.
On a recent dive trip to Turks and Caicos, aboard the T&C Aggressor, while diving on a plane wreck, one of the boat crew came by with a bag of Lion Fish.
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In science:

It may sound strange that advanced civilizations would need to protect themselves against aggressors.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Abstract- Crosstalk in VLSI interconnects is a major constrain in DSM and UDSM technology. Among various strategies followed for its minimization, shield insertion between Aggressor and Victim is one of the prominent options.
Effect of Distributed Shield Insertion on Crosstalk in Inductively Coupled VLSI Interconnects
Reduction in coupling capacitance’s impact may be initiated by increase the driver size of victim, decrease the driver size of aggressor, buffering, spacing, Net ordering and shielding.
Effect of Distributed Shield Insertion on Crosstalk in Inductively Coupled VLSI Interconnects
Circuit model of interconnect with Aggressor and Victim.
Effect of Distributed Shield Insertion on Crosstalk in Inductively Coupled VLSI Interconnects
Circuit model of interconnect with Aggressor and Victim .
Effect of Distributed Shield Insertion on Crosstalk in Inductively Coupled VLSI Interconnects
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