self–assertive

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adjective self–as·ser·tive \-ˈsər-tiv\

Definition of self–assertive

  1. :  given to or characterized by self-assertion

self–assertively

adverb

self–assertiveness

noun

1862

First Known Use of self–assertive

1862

Synonym Discussion of self–assertive

aggressive, militant, assertive, self-assertive mean obtrusively energetic especially in pursuing particular goals. aggressive implies a disposition to dominate often in disregard of others' rights or in determined and energetic pursuit of one's ends. aggressive in his business dealings militant also implies a fighting disposition but suggests not self-seeking but devotion to a cause, movement, or principle. militant protesters rallied against the new law assertive suggests bold self-confidence in expression of opinion. the more assertive speakers dominated the forum self-assertive connotes forwardness or brash self-confidence. a self-assertive young upstart

SELF–ASSERTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

self-assertive

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Definition of self–assertive for English Language Learners

  • : very confident and willing to express opinions

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