preaggression

aggression

[uh-gresh-uhn]
noun
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.
Psychiatry. overt or suppressed hostility, either innate or resulting from continued frustration and directed outward or against oneself.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin aggressiōn- (stem of aggressiō), equivalent to aggress(us) (see aggress) + -iōn- -ion

antiaggression, adjective
counteraggression, noun
preaggression, noun

aggression, egression.


1. peacefulness.
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aggression (əˈɡrɛʃən)
 
n
1.  an attack or harmful action, esp an unprovoked attack by one country against another
2.  any offensive activity, practice, etc: an aggression against personal liberty
3.  psychol a hostile or destructive mental attitude or behaviour
 
[C17: from Latin aggression-, from aggrēdi to attack]
 
aggressor
 
n

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aggression
1610s, "unprovoked attack," from verb aggress "to approach, to start an argument" (1570s), from Fr. aggresser, from L.L. aggressare, freq. of L. aggredi (pp. aggressus) "to approach, attack," from ad- "to" + gradi (pp. 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.
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aggression ag·gres·sion (ə-grěsh'ən)
n.
Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.

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aggression   (ə-grěsh'ən)  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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