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aggressive

adjective uk   us   /əˈɡres.ɪv/

aggressive adjective (ANGRY)

B2 behaving in an angry and violent way towards another person: Men tend to be more aggressive than women. If I criticize him, he gets aggressive and starts shouting.
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aggressive adjective (DETERMINED)

C1 determined to win or succeed and using forceful action to win or to achieve success: an aggressive election campaign aggressive marketing tactics Both players won their first-round matches in aggressive style.
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aggressive adjective (DISEASE)

specialized medical An aggressive disease is one that spreads quickly and has little chance of being cured: The more aggressive the cancer, the further and faster it spreads.

aggressive adjective (TREATMENT)

specialized medical used to describe a very strong treatment for a serious condition: Brain cancer requires aggressive treatment such as surgery.
aggressively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B2 Small children often behave aggressively. The company is aggressively pursuing new business opportunities. They played more aggressively in the second half.
Translations of “aggressive”
in Arabic عُدْواني…
in Korean 공격적인…
in Malaysian agresif…
in French agressif…
in Turkish saldırgan, kavgacı, başarılı olmak için güç kullanan…
in Italian aggressivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 好鬥的, 富於攻擊性的, 挑釁的…
in Russian агрессивный, напористый…
in Polish agresywny…
in Vietnamese hung hăng…
in Spanish agresivo…
in Portuguese agressivo…
in Thai ก้าวร้าว…
in German aggressiv…
in Catalan agressiu…
in Japanese 人にくってかかる…
in Indonesian suka menyerang…
in Chinese (Simplified) 好斗的, 富于攻击性的, 挑衅的…
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