aggressive etymology

English word aggressive comes from English aggress, English -ive

Detailed word origin of aggressive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
aggress English (eng) (intransitive, construed with on) To commit the first act of hostility or offense against; to begin a quarrel or controversy with; to make an attack against.. (transitive) To set upon; to attack. Aggression. (Can we add an example for this sense?).
-ive English (eng) An adjective suffix signifying relating or belonging to, of the nature of, tending to; as affirmative, active, conclusive, corrective, diminutive.
aggressive English (eng) (programming) Of heuristics, source code optimization techniques, etc.: exploiting every opportunity to be applied.. Characterized by aggression; unjustly attacking; prone to behave in a way that involves attacking or arguing.

Words with the same origin as aggressive

Descendants of -ive
administrative competitive explosive investigative manipulative obsessive protective secretive