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Characterized by assertion; persistently, forcefully, or boldly positive or confident
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  1. Characterized by assertion; persistently, forcefully, or boldly positive or confident
  2. Boldly self-assured; confident without being aggressive
  3. Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured.
Energetic; enterprising.
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  1. Energetic; enterprising.
  2. Aggressive; enterprising; energetic
  3. That pushes forward; pressing, driving.
Located ahead or in advance:
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  1. Located ahead or in advance:
  2. Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front:
  3. Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive:
Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
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  1. Displaying bravery and daring in the attempt of some task.
  2. Being very able and ingenious in business dealings.
  3. Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects:
With assertive force; powerful.
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  1. With assertive force; powerful.
  2. Characterized by or full of force; effective:
  3. Full of force; powerful, vigorous, effective, cogent, etc.
  1. Overbearing, dictatorial or authoritarian
  2. Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
  3. Arrogant in asserting or attempting to assert one's will over others; overbearing.
Unrestrained in speech; frank
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  1. Unrestrained in speech; frank
  2. Speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, or boldly; vocal.
  3. Spoken without reserve; candid.
Showing a readiness to take risks or face danger; daring; fearless
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  1. Showing a readiness to take risks or face danger; daring; fearless
  2. Strong or pronounced; prominent:
  3. Unduly forward and brazen; impudent:
Of or relating to energy.
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  1. Of or relating to energy.
  2. Of, having, or showing energy; vigorous; forceful
  3. Possessing, exerting, or displaying energy.
Living or growing with full vital strength; strong; robust
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  1. Living or growing with full vital strength; strong; robust
  2. Acting, or ready to act, with energy and force
  3. Forceful; effective:
(Computing) happening at runtime instead of at compile time or predetermined
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  1. (Computing) happening at runtime instead of at compile time or predetermined
  2. Characterized by much activity and vigor, especially in bringing about change; energetic and forceful.
  3. Relating to or tending toward change or productive activity
Moving with force and violence
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  1. Moving with force and violence
  2. Violent, intense, or forceful:
  3. Energetic or active:
Decided or resolved:
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  1. Decided or resolved:
  2. Decided; resolute, possessing much determination.
  3. Marked by or showing determination; resolute:
(Euphemistically, of prices) cheap, especially used of quality products
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  1. (Euphemistically, of prices) cheap, especially used of quality products
  2. (Biochemistry) Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from the reversible combination of an enzyme with an alternate compound and prevents normal substrate binding.
  3. (Biochemistry) Relating to the inhibition of enzyme activity that results from an alternate compound binding reversibly to the site on an enzyme where the substrate would normally bind.
(Psychol.) Relating to or caused by previously learned behavior, habits, etc.
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  1. (Psychol.) Relating to or caused by previously learned behavior, habits, etc.
  2. Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory:
  3. Acting in advance to deal with an expected change or difficulty
(Informal) Annoyingly aggressive and persistent
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  1. (Informal) Annoyingly aggressive and persistent
  2. Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.
  3. Disagreeably aggressive or forward.
(Informal) Forceful, aggressive, boldly frank, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Forceful, aggressive, boldly frank, etc.
  2. Effective; forceful.
  3. Aggressively vigorous or forceful
(Informal) Responsible, authoritative, and forceful
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  1. (Informal) Responsible, authoritative, and forceful
  2. Possessing or exhibiting strong qualities of initiative, leadership, and management:
(Sports) That is a score that puts a team into the lead in a game
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  1. (Sports) That is a score that puts a team into the lead in a game
  2. (Not comparable) A score which gives the scoring team or player the lead in the game.
  3. Providing a lead in a contest between competitors:
Of or relating to a personality or behavior pattern that is marked by tenseness, impatience, and aggressiveness and is thought to be associated with an increased risk factor for heart disease.
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  1. Of or relating to a personality or behavior pattern that is marked by tenseness, impatience, and aggressiveness and is thought to be associated with an increased risk factor for heart disease.
At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
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  1. At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
  2. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare.
  3. Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
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  1. Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
  2. Fond of fighting or struggling; ready or eager to fight; pugnacious
  3. Eager or disposed to fight.
Eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome; combative
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  1. Eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome; combative
  2. Combative in nature.
Fighting or warring.
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  1. Fighting or warring.
  2. Ready and willing to fight; esp., vigorous or aggressive in supporting or promoting a cause
  3. Having a combative character; aggressive, especially in the service of a cause:
Showing a readiness or eagerness to fight; warlike
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  1. Showing a readiness or eagerness to fight; warlike
  2. Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms.
  3. Of the army, the navy, or military life; military
Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament.
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  1. Warlike or hostile in manner or temperament.
  2. Of a quarrelsome or hostile nature; eager to fight or quarrel; warlike
Gving warning signs of bad weather:
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  1. Gving warning signs of bad weather:
  2. Presenting a threat; menacing; frightening.
  3. Causing the feeling that one's power, social standing, or self-esteem is in danger of being diminished:
Causing anger, displeasure, or resentment:
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  1. Causing anger, displeasure, or resentment:
  2. Making a physical or military attack:
  3. Attacking; aggressive
Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
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  1. Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
  2. Showing antagonism; acting in opposition
Radically reconfiguring a particular field of business, as by implementing new technologies or a more competitive business model:
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  1. Radically reconfiguring a particular field of business, as by implementing new technologies or a more competitive business model:
  2. Relating to, causing, or produced by disruption.
  3. Causing disrupt or unrest.
Disposed to violence; ferocious or cruel.
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  1. Disposed to violence; ferocious or cruel.
  2. Fierce; cruel; savage; ferocious
  3. Disposed or eager to fight or engage in hostile opposition; belligerent.
Being in opposition; opposed:
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  1. Being in opposition; opposed:
  2. Feeling or showing enmity or ill will:
  3. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy:
Intruding or tending to intrude; constituting intrusion
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  1. Intruding or tending to intrude; constituting intrusion
  2. (Geol.) Designating or of igneous rock formed from magma that hardened while still within the earth, moon, etc.
  3. (Phonet.) Present or added in speech although not represented originally in spelling or accounted for otherwise etymologically (Ex.: the d added to OE spinel to form spindle)
Merely negative; not helpful
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  1. Merely negative; not helpful
  2. Tending or likely to cause destruction
  3. Causing or wreaking destruction; ruinous:
Favouring increasing interest rates; inclined towards increasing interest rates.
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  1. Favouring increasing interest rates; inclined towards increasing interest rates.
  2. Supportive of warlike foreign policy; bellicose; inclined toward military action.
Of or marked by contention
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  1. Of or marked by contention
  2. Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
  3. Involving or causing contention; controversial:
  1. Argumentative; belligerent; contentious; given to quarreling.
  2. Given to quarreling; contentious.
  3. Marked by quarreling.
Having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire money or possess things; greedy:
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  1. Having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire money or possess things; greedy:
  2. Taking by force; plundering
  3. Taking things by force; plundering:
Full of spirit or determination; plucky or spunky:
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  1. Full of spirit or determination; plucky or spunky:
  2. Lively, energetic, assertive, etc.
  3. Quarrelsome, aggressive, belligerent, etc.
Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
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  1. Made of scraps; consisting of odds and ends
  2. Full of fighting spirit.
  3. (Informal) Fond of fighting, arguing, etc.; aggressive
(Informal) Inclined to resort to force rashly or irresponsibly
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  1. (Informal) Inclined to resort to force rashly or irresponsibly
  2. Having a tendency or desire to shoot a firearm before adequately identifying the target.
  3. Inclined to react violently at the slightest provocation.
Of, relating to, or being an activist.
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  1. Of, relating to, or being an activist.
  2. Behaving as an activist.
  3. Of, relating to, or engaged in activism.
Fit for, fond of, or ready for war; bellicose; martial
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  1. Fit for, fond of, or ready for war; bellicose; martial
  2. Martial, bellicose or militaristic.
  3. Belligerent; hostile.
At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
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  1. At war; designating or of a state recognized under international law as being engaged in a war
  2. Of, pertaining to, or engaged in warfare.
  3. Inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive.
Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
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  1. Given to fighting; disposed to engage in combat; pugnacious.
  2. Fond of fighting or struggling; ready or eager to fight; pugnacious
  3. Eager or disposed to fight.
Involving or causing contention; controversial:
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  1. Involving or causing contention; controversial:
  2. Of or marked by contention
  3. Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
Feeling or showing enmity or ill will:
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  1. Feeling or showing enmity or ill will:
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of an enemy:
  3. Being in opposition; opposed:
Ready and willing to fight; esp., vigorous or aggressive in supporting or promoting a cause
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  1. Ready and willing to fight; esp., vigorous or aggressive in supporting or promoting a cause
  2. Fighting or warring.
  3. Having a combative character; aggressive, especially in the service of a cause:
Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured.
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  1. Inclined to bold or confident assertion; aggressively self-assured.
  2. Characterized by assertion; persistently, forcefully, or boldly positive or confident
  3. Boldly self-assured; confident without being aggressive

Synonym Study

  • Pushing is applied derogatorily to a forwardness of personality that manifests itself in officiousness or rudeness
  • Assertive emphasizes self-confidence and a persistent determination to express oneself or one's opinions
  • Militant implies a vigorous, unrelenting espousal of a cause, movement, etc. and rarely suggests the furthering of one's own ends
  • Aggressive implies a bold and energetic pursuit of one's ends, connoting, in derogatory usage, a ruthless desire to dominate and, in a favorable sense, enterprise or initiative
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