overassertive

adjective over·as·ser·tive \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈsər-tiv , -a- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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


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