Someone or something aggressive shows a lot of energy and has a strong impact. After the aggressive salesman stopped them again on their way through the mall, the couple got aggressive and replied in a loud, made-up foreign language until he went away.

Being aggressive often means being physical or showing force, but it is equally powerful as an adjective reflecting a forceful determination to get something done. An aggressive football player may tackle everyone in sight to get a win, while a driven student might tackle a project or problem head-on with aggressive determination to improve their grade. Aggressive comes from the Latin aggress-, "attack," and being aggressive shows an intention to attack bodily, mentally, or verbally whatever gets in the way.

Definitions of aggressive
  1. adjective
    characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
    aggressive acts against another country”
    synonyms: belligerent
    characterized by enmity or ill will
  2. adjective
    having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends
    “an aggressive businessman”
    “an aggressive basketball player”
    “he was aggressive and imperious”
    aggressive drivers”
    battleful, bellicose, combative
    having or showing a ready disposition to fight
    competitive, militant
    showing a fighting disposition
    hard-hitting, high-pressure
    aggressively and persistently persuasive
    unsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business)
    blatantly aggressive
    boisterously and noisily aggressive
    predatory, rapacious, raptorial, ravening, vulturine, vulturous
    living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    pugnacious, rough
    ready and able to resort to force or violence
    full of fighting spirit
    defiantly aggressive
    assertive, self-asserting, self-assertive
    aggressively self-assured
    characterized by enmity or ill will
    for the purpose of attack rather than defense
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    nonaggressive, unaggressive
    not aggressive; not given to fighting or assertiveness
    not forceful
    inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
    peaceable, peaceful
    not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
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  3. adjective
    tending to spread quickly
    “an aggressive tumor”
    synonyms: fast-growing, strong-growing
    marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue
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