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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aggression  \Ag*gres"sion\,  n.  [L.  aggressio,  fr  aggredi:  cf  F. 
  agression.] 
  The  first  attack,  or  act  of  hostility;  the  first  act  of 
  injury,  or  first  act  leading  to  a  war  or  a  controversy; 
  unprovoked  attack;  assault;  as  a  war  of  aggression. 
  ``Aggressions  of  power.''  --Hallam 
 
  Syn:  Attack;  offense;  intrusion;  provocation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aggression 
  n  1:  a  disposition  to  behave  aggressively 
  2:  a  feeling  of  hostility  that  arouses  thoughts  of  attack  [syn: 
  {aggressiveness}] 
  3:  violent  action  that  is  hostile  and  usually  unprovoked  [syn: 
  {hostility}] 
  4:  the  act  of  initiating  hostilities 
  5:  deliberately  unfriendly  behavior 




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