aggression noun

ADJ. extreme, intense | controlled, mild | naked, open a display of naked aggression | pent-up ways of releasing pent-up aggression | unprovoked | physical, verbal | human | external, foreign The president announced that the country would not tolerate foreign aggression. | American, British, etc. | military, police

QUANT. act Acts of aggression against local shop owners should be reported to the police.

VERB + AGGRESSION display, express, show the brutality and aggression displayed by the soldiers | channel, direct He managed to channel his aggression into sport. | control | release | encourage Do toy guns encourage aggression?

PREP. ~ against, ~ by Aggression by one nationality against another often leads to war. | towards It showed no aggression towards other dogs.