Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Inclined to or suggestive of violent attack: "The reduction of cinema to assaultive images ... has produced a disincarnated, lightweight cinema that doesn't demand anyone's full attention” ( Susan Sontag).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Confrontational; tending or seeming to assault

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. making an assault.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. disposed to attack

Etymologies

assault +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

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