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  • noun geology The acidic ability of water (when it contains dissolved carbon dioxide) to dissolve calcium carbonate from rocks

Etymologies

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agressiv(e) +‎ -ity

Examples

  • The intensity of Mark's aggressivity is fascinating, though you keep waiting for him to reveal some fugitive trace of emotion.

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  • Therefore the world should not overlook Armenia's aggressivity, which is hidden behind their role of victim and should think about the price of their support to the Armenians very well.

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  • Therefore the world should not overlook Armenia's aggressivity, which is hidden behind their role of victim and should think about the price of their support to the Armenians very well.

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  • He is putting me in mind of a type of client that Irving Yalom describes in his group therapy text: “Obsequious and carefully avoiding any sign of aggressivity, they are often masochistic, rushing into self-flagellation before anyone else can pummel them.”

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  • As a result amorality also grows; as does extreme aggressivity when they are questioned by outsiders; as does a confusion between the nature of good versus having a ready answer to all questions.

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  • If the totalitarian regime can work out a way to tame the impulse toward stupid aggressivity, it, generally, achieves long life.

    Matthew Yglesias » Free Comic Book Day

  • As a result amorality also grows; as does extreme aggressivity when they are questioned by outsiders; as does a confusion between the nature of good versus having a ready answer to all questions.

    America Is in Need of a Moral Bailout

  • As a result amorality also grows; as does extreme aggressivity when they are questioned by outsiders; as does a confusion between the nature of good versus having a ready answer to all questions.

    Chris Hedges On Casino Capitalism and Moral Bankruptcy

  • A personal stake—such as strongly perceived oppression, humiliation, or persecution; an extraordinary need for identity, glory, or vengeance; or a drive for expression of intrinsic aggressivity—that distinguishes him or her from the vast majority of those who fulfill characteristic a

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Psychology of a Terrorist

  • Guillory is a powerful writer at all times — allowing oneself to be borne up and along by his rolling, organ-toned prose is one of the regular pleasures of reading him — and in chapter four his writing, while losing none of its eloquence, achieves a new level of intensity and aggressivity.

    Professing Literature: John Guillory's Misreading of Paul de Man

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