Synonyms for aggressive

Synonyms for (adj) aggressive

Synonyms: aggressive

Definition: having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends

Usage: an aggressive businessman; an aggressive basketball player; he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions; aggressive drivers

Similar words: battleful, bellicose, combative

Definition: having or showing a ready disposition to fight

Usage: bellicose young officers; a combative impulse; a contentious nature

Similar words: competitive, militant

Definition: showing a fighting disposition

Usage: highly competitive sales representative; militant in fighting for better wages for workers; his self-assertive and ubiquitous energy

Similar words: hard-hitting, high-pressure

Definition: aggressively and persistently persuasive

Usage: a hard-hitting advertising campaign; a high-pressure salesman

Similar words: hostile

Definition: unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)

Usage: hostile takeover; hostile tender offer; hostile bid

Similar words: in-your-face

Definition: blatantly aggressive

Usage: on-line hard-boiled in-your-face pornography

Similar words: obstreperous

Definition: boisterously and noisily aggressive

Usage: kept up an obstreperous clamor

Similar words: vulturine, vulturous, predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening

Definition: living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey

Usage: a predatory bird; the rapacious wolf; raptorial birds; ravening wolves; a vulturine taste for offal

Similar words: pugnacious, rough

Definition: ready and able to resort to force or violence

Usage: pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance- Herman Melville; they were rough and determined fighting men

Similar words: scrappy

Definition: full of fighting spirit

Usage: a scrappy admiral

Similar words: truculent

Definition: defiantly aggressive

Usage: a truculent speech against the new government

Synonyms: aggressive, belligerent

Definition: characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

Usage: aggressive acts against another country; a belligerent tone

Similar words: hostile

Definition: characterized by enmity or ill will

Usage: a hostile nation; a hostile remark; hostile actions

Synonyms: fast-growing, strong-growing, aggressive

Definition: tending to spread quickly

Usage: an aggressive tumor

Similar words: invasive

Definition: marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue

Usage: invasive cancer cells

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