self-assertion

noun self-as·ser·tion \ ˌself-ə-ˈsər-shən \

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

1806

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SELF-ASSERTION Defined for English Language Learners

self-assertion

Definition of self-assertion for English Language Learners

  • : the act of expressing or defending your rights, claims, or opinions in a confident or forceful way


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