aggressive, militant, assertive, self-assertive mean obtrusively energetic especially in pursuing particular goals. aggressive implies a disposition to dominate often in disregard of others' rights or in determined and energetic pursuit of one's ends.
aggressive in his business dealings militant also implies a fighting disposition but suggests not self-seeking but devotion to a cause, movement, or principle.
militant protesters rallied against the new law assertive suggests bold self-confidence in expression of opinion.
the more assertive speakers dominated the forum self-assertive connotes forwardness or brash self-confidence.
a self-assertive young upstart
Examples of militant in a Sentence
an angry and militant speech
political radicals with a militant unwillingness to compromise on any issue
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