self-assertion

noun
self-as·​ser·​tion | \ ˌself-ə-ˈsər-shən How to pronounce self-assertion (audio) \

Definition of self-assertion

1 : the act of asserting oneself or one's own rights, claims, or opinions
2 : the act of asserting one's superiority over others

First Known Use of self-assertion

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-assertion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-assertion. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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