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Definition of aggression:

  1. The first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of injury, or first act leading to a war or a controversy; unprovoked attack; assault; as, a war of aggression. Aggressions of power.

Synonyms:

rush, onset, riotousness, bloodletting, disputatiousness, pugnacity, temper, trespass, intrusion, quarrelsomeness, belligerence, pushiness, hostility, tanning, counterattack, attempt, militancy, resentment, anger, antagonism, blood, infringement, assailment, salvo, blitz, brutality, blitzkrieg, asperity, swoop, push, incursion, forcefulness, combativeness, militantness, truculence, onrush, feistiness, rage, irritation, pounding, belligerency, assaultiveness, coup de main, trouble, aggressiveness, enmity, contentiousness, outrage, mood, encroachment, ill will, militarism, bloodbath, descent, bellicosity, militance, annoyance, scrappiness, defiance.

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