[uh-gresh-uh n] /əˈgrɛʃ ən/
the action of a state in violating by force the rights of another state, particularly its territorial rights; an unprovoked offensive, attack, invasion, or the like:
The army is prepared to stop any foreign aggression.
any offensive action, attack, or procedure; an inroad or encroachment:
an aggression upon one’s rights.
the practice of making assaults or attacks; offensive action in general.
Psychiatry. overt or suppressed hostility, either innate or resulting from continued frustration and directed outward or against oneself.
an attack or harmful action, esp an unprovoked attack by one country against another
any offensive activity, practice, etc: an aggression against personal liberty
(psychol) a hostile or destructive mental attitude or behaviour
1610s, “unprovoked attack,” from French aggression (16c.), from Latin aggressionem (nominative aggressio) “a going to, an attack,” noun of action from past participle stem of aggredi “to approach; attack,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + gradi (past participle gressus) “to step,” from gradus “a step” (see grade). Psychological sense of “hostile or destructive behavior” first recorded 1912 in A.A. Brill’s translation of Freud.
aggression ag·gres·sion (ə-grěsh’ən)
Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.
Behavior that is meant to intimidate or injure an animal of the same species or of a competing species but is not predatory. Aggression may be displayed during mating rituals or to defend territory, as by the erection of fins by fish and feathers by birds.
[ahr-gyoo] /ˈɑr gyu/ verb (used without object), argued, arguing. 1. to present reasons for or against a thing: He argued in favor of capital punishment. 2. to contend in oral disagreement; dispute: The senator argued with the president about the new tax bill. verb (used with object), argued, arguing. 3. to state the reasons for […]
[koun-ter-ahr-gyuh-muh nt] /ˈkaʊn tərˌɑr gyə mənt/ noun 1. a contrasting, opposing, or refuting . n. 1862, from counter- + argument.
[noun koun-ter-uh-tak; verb koun-ter-uh-tak, koun-ter-uh-tak] /noun ˈkaʊn tər əˌtæk; verb ˌkaʊn tər əˈtæk, ˈkaʊn tər əˌtæk/ noun 1. an made as an offset or reply to another . 2. Military. an by a ground combat unit to drive back an enemy . verb (used with object) 3. to make a counterattack against. verb (used without […]
[koun-ter-uh-trak-shuh n] /ˌkaʊn tər əˈtræk ʃən/ noun 1. a rival or opposite . /ˈkaʊntərəˌtrækʃən/ noun 1. a rival attraction