self-assertive

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adjective self-as·ser·tive \ ˌself-ə-ˈsər-tiv \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of self-assertive

:given to or characterized by self-assertion

self-assertively

adverb

self-assertiveness

noun

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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