self-as·​sert·​ing ˌself-ə-ˈsər-tiŋ How to pronounce self-asserting (audio)
: asserting oneself or one's own rights, claims, or opinions
self-assertingly adverb

Examples of self-asserting in a Sentence

a bunch of self-asserting upstarts who thought that they could buy their way into high society it takes a rather self-asserting person to start a business at such a young age just the kind of cocky, self-asserting person that you'd expect a sports agent to be

Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-asserting was in 1821

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Cite this Entry

“Self-asserting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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