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 for aggressive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aggressive \Ag*gres"sive\, a. [Cf. F. agressif.]
     1. Tending or disposed to aggress; having or showing
        determination and energetic pursuit of one's own ends at
        the expense of others or mindless of others' needs or
        desires; characterized by aggression; making assaults;
        unjustly attacking; as, an aggressive policy, war, person,
        nation; an aggressive businessman; an aggressive
        basketball player; he was aggressive and imperious in his
        convictions; aggressive drivers. Opposite of
        [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
              No aggressive movement was made.      --Macaulay.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Marked by self-confident ambition, vigorous
        competitiveness, energy and initiative; as, an aggressive
        young executive.
     Syn: enterprising, pushful, pushing, pushy
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. (Med., Biol.) Tending to grow or spread quickly; as, an
        aggressive tumor. [Narrower terms: invasive (vs.
        noninvasive) ] --AS
     Syn: fast-growing(prenominal)
          [WordNet 1.5]
     4. Tending to initiate unprovoked attacks; initiating
        unprovoked military action; eager to fight; as, aggressive
        acts against another country.
     Syn: belligerent.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     Note: Narrower related terms: bellicose, combative,
           pugnacious, scrappy, truculent ; hard-hitting,
           high-pressure ; hostile (used of attempts to buy or
           take control of a business: "hostile takeover";
           "hostile tender offer"); predatory, rapacious,
           raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous . See also:
           assertive, hostile, offensive.
           [WordNet 1.5] -- Ag*gres"sive*ly, adv. --
           Ag*gres"sive*ness, n.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of
             your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive
             basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious;
             positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers" [ant:
             nonaggressive, unaggressive]
      2: tending to spread quickly; "an aggressive tumor" [syn:
         aggressive, fast-growing(a), strong-growing]
      3: characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight; "aggressive
         acts against another country"; "a belligerent tone" [syn:
         aggressive, belligerent]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  141 Moby Thesaurus words for "aggressive":
     abrupt, active, acute, adventuresome, adventurous, ambitious,
     animated, antagonistic, assertive, battling, bearish, beastly,
     bellicose, belligerent, bickering, bloodthirsty, bloody,
     bloody-minded, bluff, blunt, bold, brash, brisk, brusque, cavalier,
     chauvinist, chauvinistic, churlish, combative, contentious, crusty,
     curt, disputatious, divisive, domineering, driving, dynamic, enemy,
     energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, eristic, factional,
     factious, ferocious, fierce, fighting, forceful, forcible, forward,
     full of fight, full of pep, go-ahead, go-go, gruff, hard-hitting,
     harsh, hawkish, hearty, hostile, hustling, imperious, impetuous,
     incisive, inimical, intense, irascible, irritable, jingo, jingoish,
     jingoist, jingoistic, keen, kinetic, litigious, lively, living,
     lusty, martial, masterful, mettlesome, militant, militaristic,
     military, offensive, on the offensive, partisan, peppy, polarizing,
     polemic, pugnacious, pushful, pushing, pushy, quarrelsome, robust,
     rough, saber-rattling, sanguinary, sanguineous, savage, scrappy,
     self-assertive, severe, sharp, short, shrewish, smacking, snappy,
     snippy, soldierlike, soldierly, spanking, spirited, strenuous,
     strong, surly, take-charge, take-over, tough, trenchant,
     trigger-happy, truculent, unfriendly, unpacific, unpeaceable,
     unpeaceful, up-and-coming, venturesome, venturous, vibrant,
     vigorous, vivacious, vivid, warlike, warmongering, warring,
     wrangling, zestful, zesty, zippy

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