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self-assertive

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1 having or showing a bold forcefulness in the pursuit of a goal
  • We need to hire self-assertive salespeople who don't require constant supervision.
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2 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • We chose a less self-assertive and more self-effacing applicant.
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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

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