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Synonyms for aggression

Synonyms for aggression

Synonyms for aggression

a disposition to behave aggressively

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a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked

the act of initiating hostilities

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First, the indiscriminate nature of the advances being made by the males and the extent that these advances were done partly for the entertainment of the other males in the group suggested that the overtures, if not intentionally predatory, had characteristics in common with predatory aggression as in incident 3 reported earlier in this article.
Then try allowing her out during the day, hopefully burning off some of that predatory aggression.
But for all his predatory aggression toward the classical modernist past--feeding on it as he destroyed it--he remained a tender-minded, if tongue-in-cheek, poet at heart.
According to Nicholas Dodman, DVM, program director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, predatory aggression is thought to be at the heart of some of the most serious dog attacks directed toward babies.
You may see deliberate, proactive, or predatory aggression in an antisocial child.