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aggressionnoun [U]

uk   us   /əˈɡreʃ.ən/
C1 spoken or ​physicalbehaviour that is ​threatening or ​involvesharm to someone or something: Some ​types of ​dog are ​bred for aggression. an act of aggression forcefulplaying in ​sport that is ​intended to ​winpoints
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(Definition of aggression from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​ourborder as an ​act of aggression.
(Definition of aggression from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “aggression”
in Arabic عُدْوان…
in Korean 공격…
in Portuguese agressividade, agressão…
in Catalan agressivitat…
in Japanese 攻撃, 侵害…
in Chinese (Simplified) 侵略, 侵犯, 攻击…
in Turkish saldırganlık, nedensiz kavga…
in Russian агрессия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 侵略, 侵犯, 攻擊…
in Italian aggressione, aggressività…
in Polish agresja…
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