(someone) is aggressive

Someone who is "aggressive" is forceful and quick to attack. "Aggressive" behavior threatens people:

Man, he's so aggressive all the time. He needs to just chill out.

You can talk about animals as being "aggressive":

You can pet her. She's not aggressive.

Being "aggressive" is usually bad, but in certain situations, the word "aggressive" can have positive associations, like in sports or in sales:

You've got to be aggressive and go for the win.

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