Definitions and Examples of aggressive, hostile, violent
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Ready or likely to attack or confront; characterized by or resulting from aggression.
The coach encouraged his team to be more aggressive in their approach to the game.
Showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly or antagonistic.
The new employee felt unwelcome due to the hostile environment created by her colleagues.
Using or involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
The protesters turned violent and started throwing stones at the police.
Key Differences: aggressive vs hostile vs violent
- 1Aggressive implies a readiness or likelihood to attack or confront.
- 2Hostile describes a person or behavior that is unfriendly or antagonistic.
- 3Violent refers to the use of physical force to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
Effective Usage of aggressive, hostile, violent
- 1Conflict Resolution: Use these antonyms to describe behaviors that can escalate conflicts.
- 2Emotional Intelligence: Incorporate these words in conversations to express emotions effectively.
- 3News and Media: Utilize these antonyms to describe events or situations that involve aggression, hostility, or violence.
The antonyms of nonaggressive are aggressive, hostile, and violent. These words describe behaviors that can escalate conflicts and cause harm. Use these words to express emotions effectively, describe events or situations in news and media, and develop emotional intelligence.