unassertive

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adjective un·as·ser·tive \ˌən-ə-ˈsər-tiv\

Definition of unassertive

  1. :  not assertive :  modest, shy

unassertively

adverb

1861

First Known Use of unassertive

1861


UNASSERTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

unassertive

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adjective un·as·ser·tive \ˌən-ə-ˈsər-tiv\

Definition of unassertive for English Language Learners

  • : not talking or behaving in a loud and confident way : not assertive


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