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Related to aggressive: Aggressive behavior, Passive aggressive

ag·gres·sive

(ă-gres'iv),
1. Denoting aggression.
2. Denoting a competitive forcefulness or invasiveness, as of a behavioral pattern, a pathogenic organism, or a disease process.

aggressive

/ag·gres·sive/ (ah-gres´iv)
1. characterized by aggression.
2. rapidly spreading and invasive, as a tumor.
3. characterized by or pertaining to intensive or vigorous treatment.

aggressive

(ə-grĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Characterized by aggression: aggressive behavior.
2. Fast growing; tending to spread quickly and invade: an aggressive tumor.
3. Characterized by or inclined toward vigorous or intensive medical treatment: an aggressive approach to treating the infection.

ag·gres′sive·ly adv.
ag·gres′sive·ness n.

aggressive

Medspeak
adjective Referring to:
(1) A diagnosis rendered from imaging or histopathology that is at the upper end of a spectrum of possible diagnoses;
(2) A clinical stance in which the treatment is peremptory and intended to eradicate a particular lesion or process, as in aggressive chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery;
(3) A rapid-growing or metastatic tumour which usually has a poor prognosis.
 
Psychiatry 
adjective
(1) Characterised by aggression, violent behaviour.
(2) Referring to confrontational attitudes and behaviour.

aggressive

adjective Referring to
1. A clinical stance in which the treatment is peremptory, and intended to eradicate a particular lesion or process, as in aggressive chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or surgery.
2. A rapid-growing or metastatic tumor which usually has a poor prognosis.
3. Violent behavior. See Sexually aggressive.

ag·gres·sive

(ă-gres'iv)
1. Denoting aggression.
2. Denoting a competitive forcefulness or invasiveness, as of a behavioral pattern, a pathogenic organism, or a disease process.

aggressive,

adj in Chinese medicine, pertaining to behavior associated with hot energy, excess energy, and restlessness. This may be a normal aspect of a person's character, or it may indicate an illness or imbalance. See also energy, hot.
References in classic literature ?
His assistant struggles in a sea of aggressive young men carrying note-books or upholding cameras and wearing bowler hats and enterprising ties.
We had all got into a first-class smoker, and he had already lit the short and charred old briar pipe which seemed to singe the end of his long, aggressive nose.
He was a proletarian, according to his own aggressive classification, and he had wanted to write for a living.
And to her it seemed that the angle of his jaw had changed; its pitch had become unpleasantly aggressive.
His face in repose was not an unpleasing one, though his heavy brows and aggressive chin gave him, as I had lately seen, a terrible expression when moved to anger.
Their bleak country, where the foggy and unhealthy marshes of the coast gave way further inland to vast and somber forests, developed in them during their long inactive winters a sluggish and gloomy mood, in which, however, the alternating spirit of aggressive enterprise was never quenched.
O my friend, I said, do not attack the multitude: they will change their minds, if, not in an aggressive spirit, but gently and with the view of soothing them and removing their dislike of over-education, you show them your philosophers as they really are and describe as you were just now doing their character and profession, and then mankind will see that he of whom you are speaking is not such as they supposed--if they view him in this new light, they will surely change their notion of him, and answer in another strain.
This showed the more plainly because he wore an aggressive red tie, the only part of his costume of which he seemed to take any care.
He was not the aggressive German, so dear to the English journalist, nor the domestic German, so dear to the English wit.
Tomkins, at the surgery, who always looked at her so at church, and who, by those mere aggressive glances had put her timorous little heart into such a flutter that she was ready to surrender at once,--what she should do if he were to die?
The Chinaman clutches the aggressive hands, resists, gasps, and protests.
She had a rather markedly aggressive look, queenly perhaps, but not very comfortable.