aggression
noun
ADJECTIVE
naked, open, overt

a display of naked aggression

pent-up

ways of releasing pent-up aggression

unprovoked
physical, sexual, verbal
external, foreign

The president announced that the country would not tolerate foreign aggression.

American, British, etc.
armed, military
… OF AGGRESSION
act

Acts of aggression against against gays and lesbians are not always reported.

VERB + AGGRESSION
display, exhibit, express, show

the brutality and aggression displayed by the soldiers

channel, direct

He manages to channel his aggression into football.

control, deter
release
encourage

Do toy guns encourage aggression?

PREPOSITION
aggression against, aggression by

Aggression by one nationality against another often leads to war.

aggression towards/toward

It showed no aggression towards/toward other dogs.


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