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Meaning of aggression

ag•gres•sion

Pronunciation: (u-gresh'un), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
  2. any offensive action, attack, or procedure; an inroad or encroachment: an aggression upon one's rights.
  3. the practice of making assaults or attacks; offensive action in general.
  4. overt or suppressed hostility, either innate or resulting from continued frustration and directed outward or against oneself.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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