American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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).
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. making an assault.
- adj. disposed to attack
- assault + -ive (Wiktionary)
““Rather, it is our position that use be restricted to only those situations where the individual is combative — sometimes called assaultive — or poses a significant risk of death or grievous bodily harm to the officer, the subject, themselves, or the public.””
“If you hate mint in perfume "assaultive" is going to come to mind..”
“Others followed with "assaultive" anger that "did not, in any way, invite engagement, or mutual analysis, or thinking through a problem together.”
“(Yes, I know, some types of speech such as assaultive speech or death threats are not considered constitutionally protected.”
“He also must obey all laws and court orders over the next 18 months, refrain from engaging in any assaultive, threatening, harassing or stalking behavior and stay away from the server, prosecutors said.”
“She said it was appropriate based on his "history of violent and assaultive conduct.”
“Asked if the guards 'response was excessive, Miller told CNN that Hopfinger was hounding him: [T] he behavior that was demonstrated while I was there was assaultive.”
“Andrew Schoultz throws this metaphor hard and down the middle with his assaultive explosions, tornados -- anything that intrudes transcendent energy into a world that by choice would remain placid.”
“I found Slumdog assaultive and manipulative, and not in a good way.”
“Since libertarians are very concerned about the ethics of assaultive behavior and MUST take a pledge against the initiation of force,”
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