• WordNet 3.6
    • n aggressiveness a natural disposition to be hostile
    • n aggressiveness the quality of being bold and enterprising
    • n aggressiveness a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aggressiveness The quality of being aggressive; the disposition to encroach upon or attack others.
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  • Ted Solotaroff
    Ted Solotaroff
    “Aggression, the writer's main source of energy.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.”
  • Sharon Anthony Bower
    Sharon Anthony Bower
    “The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behavior affect the rights and well being of others.”
  • John Foster Dulles
    John Foster Dulles
    “Our capacity to retaliate must be, and is, massive in order to deter all forms of aggression.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “By abolishing private property one takes away the human love of aggression.”


In literature:

French Vigilance and Aggression.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
The Koreish carried on three aggressive battles against the Moslems at Medina.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
Nervousness is often confused with aggressiveness, initiative, confidence.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
The South aggressively, offensively sought the extension and perpetuation of slavery.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
His eyes twinkled with a humorsome light, but his face was shrewd, alert and aggressive.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
However, this man's voice seemed rather timid than bold, and up to the present his manner had been more discreet than aggressive.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
Naturally, the adult, in self-defence, is compelled to react against this indifferent or aggressive attitude of the child.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
It was not aggressive, nor troublesome, nor impertinent.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
But the continued aggressions and extortionate demands of the Barbary powers became at last unbearable.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
When you go to another office you are on the aggressive, when another man comes to your office you are on the defensive.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter

In poetry:

Nothing, in brief, but maudlin confession,
Irresponse to human aggression,
Amid the precipitation, down-float
Of insubstantial manna,
Lifting the faint susurrus
Of his subjective hosannah.
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound
His Indicative some new aggression foreshews—
His Potential means plunder to friends and to foes—
His Subjunctive denotes turning Saints into Cash—
His Optative aims at these Islands a dash:
"The New French Grammar Analysed" by Thomas Stott
Long years we have suffered opprobrium and wrong,
But we clung to your side with affection so strong,
That at last, in mere wanton aggression, you broke
All the ties of our hearts with one murderous stroke.
"Farewell To Brother Jonathan" by Anonymous Americas
But even morons think a while
When trembling on the brink a while
Of chaos, and they've lately come to see,
Subtracting his aggressiveness
And picturesque expressiveness.
There's noting much remaining of John T.
"'John T'" by C J Dennis
October blasts had strown the wreaths that erstwhile hung so gay,
Above the brows of Queenston Heights where we impatient lay;
Niagara fretted at our feet, as chafing at his post,
And impotence to turn the fleets that bore the aggressive host.
"Laura Secord: The Heroine of The War Of 1812 - Act III" by Sarah Anne Curzon

In news:

A week of fire, aggression, power — all things that represent a fight.
There have been claims of dogfights and aggressive dog incidents, but so far there has been nothing to back that up, the tenant said.
Biden walks line between aggressive, domineering .
PET Scans Link Low Dopamine Levels and Aggression.
With more than half of an aggressive $480 million product enhancement program complete, Doubletree ® Hotels continues its impressive growth in the upscale, contemporary, first-class hotel segment in 2006.
Team showed downfield aggression, but couldn't slow J.J. Detroit Lions Photos.
Winemakers say they don't have the financial firepower to match aggressive advertising by liquor and beer companies.
Since early this year, attorney General Buddy Caldwell has been aggressively pursuing drug companies he claims are fraudulently reporting drug price information to the state's Medicaid program.
Massive, technical, strong, aggressive, versatile and sound player.
New Zealanders Bang Bang Eche share some of their fun and aggressive dance-punk with our listeners during this live set recorded exclusively for KEXP at The Cutting Room studios in NYC.
He added that the Bulldogs will have to remain composed in the face of a Big Red attack that challenges opposing defenses aggressively.
A more than $7 million gift from a Baylor University alum's estate will give a big boost to the school's aggressive scholarship fundraising efforts.
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center.
These patients with a "short fuse" have a limited capacity to suppress or delay the impulse to aggression when frustrated or provoked.
Patty Wynston, here with her dog Pebbles, said Pebbles' mother Yayo, who was shot and fatally wounded in front of her North Laurel home by a Howard County police officer, was not an aggressive dog.

In science:

Besides, for the potential races caused by self competence, we cannot aggressively remove them, since the static detector is often impossible to know whether or not a thread is spawned for only one time without precise semantic analysis.
Efficient Deterministic Replay Using Complete Race Detection
Our method contains a choice of the heuristic constant in the denominator of equation (28) that regulates the aggressiveness of the tightening step.
Rigorous Enclosures of a Slow Manifold
With a slightly more aggressive choice of V0 , it should be possible to reach the one per second or still slower regime.
Realistic time-scale fully atomistic simulations of surface nucleation of dislocations in pristine nanopillars
Eat all you can in an all-you-can-eat buffet: A case for aggressive resource usage, 2008. Emin Martinian and Carl-Erik W.
Erasure Coding and Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication
When Passwords Attack: The Problem with Aggressive Password Policies.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses