Definition of aggressiveness in English:



mass noun
  • 1Hostile or violent behaviour.

    ‘recent research has linked violent video games to increased aggressiveness in youths’
    • ‘Complementary therapies are being investigated, such as training in martial arts as a means of reducing aggressiveness in youth.’
    • ‘The study found that psychological abuse was associated with the male partner's irritability, low-self esteem, and aggressiveness when drunk.’
    • ‘The book borrows its title from a tribe of South America, which is renowned for its aggressiveness.’
    • ‘In the movie, no motive is given for the Martians' aggressiveness other than their impish, evil nature.’
    • ‘There are possible genetic bases to compulsive shopping and gambling, drinking, drug use, and aggressiveness.’
    • ‘Research has indicated that fire-setters tend to exhibit conduct problems, such as disobedience and aggressiveness.’
    • ‘Aggressiveness can detract from self-development by undermining academic pursuits and creating socially alienating conditions.’
    • ‘Inhalant users exhibited greater density of familial alcoholism and aggressiveness than nonusers.’
    • ‘Family variables that contribute the most to aggressiveness and delinquency include parental criminality and poor parental supervision.’
    • ‘The theory of reparation grew from clinical observations of children's distress at their own aggressiveness.’
    1. 1.1 Determination and forcefulness.
      ‘smaller, quicker players use their speed and aggressiveness to make up for lack of bulk’
      • ‘Most of the aggressiveness of this track usually shows up during the concert performances.’
      • ‘What is needed is aggressiveness, innovation, being able to identify opportunities.’
      • ‘Football is so singularly gripping because it combines team work, strategy and aggressiveness.’
      • ‘They have not been shy about displaying marketing aggressiveness.’
      • ‘They differ mostly in the speed and aggressiveness with which government is privatized for corporate benefit.’
      • ‘Do you detect a new aggressiveness by journalists in covering this presidency?’
      • ‘Their strengths are their aggressiveness and mobility, and we are enhancing those strengths.’
      • ‘We quickly found out we shared the same attitude, self-drive, and aggressiveness.’
      • ‘Their ability to overcome these deficiencies was due to the aggressiveness of their unit tactics.’
      • ‘A lot of the excess liquidity you speak of can be traced to the aggressiveness of their monetary policy.’