Meaning of “aggression” in the English Dictionary

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"aggression" in British English

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aggressionnoun [ U ]

uk /əˈɡreʃ.ən/ us /əˈɡreʃ.ən/

C1 spoken or physical behaviour that is threatening or involves harm to someone or something:

Some types of dog are bred for aggression.
an act of aggression

More examples

  • He is capable of outbursts of uncontrolled aggression.
  • Does your dog show aggression towards any strangers or just towards men?
  • You have to learn to control your aggression in order to avoid serious conflict.
  • To launch a pre-emptive strike would be an act of aggression against that country.
  • When a cat wags its tail, this is usually a sign of aggression.

(Definition of “aggression” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aggression" in American English

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aggressionnoun [ U ]

us /əˈɡreʃ·ən/

actions or behavior that use threats or force against others:

We regard the presence of troops on our border as an act of aggression.

(Definition of “aggression” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)