overassertive

adjective
over·​as·​ser·​tive | \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈsər-tiv How to pronounce overassertive (audio) , -a- \

Definition of overassertive

: too assertive : too aggressively forceful or dominant an overassertive and domineering individual … it might seem overassertive … to appear to be dictating a form of government to other countries, especially while invading one of their neighbors.— Nicholas Lemann … the bacon contributed its smoky flavor without being overassertive— Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth

First Known Use of overassertive

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Overassertive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overassertive. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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