Definition of aggressiveness in English:



mass noun
  • 1Hostile or violent behaviour.

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