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  • assertive — as‧ser‧tive [əˈsɜːtɪv ǁ ɜːr ] adjective behaving in a confident way so that people listen to your opinions and ideas assertiveness noun [uncountable] : • assertiveness training classes for female employees * * * assertive UK US /əˈsɜːtɪv/… …   Financial and business terms

  • Assertive — As*sert ive, a. Positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory. [1913 Webster] In a confident and assertive form. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] {As*sert ive*ly}, adv. {As*sert ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assertive — 1560s, declaratory, positive, full of assertion, from ASSERT (Cf. assert) + IVE (Cf. ive). Meaning insisting on one s rights is short for self assertive (1865) …   Etymology dictionary

  • assertive — self assertive, *aggressive, pushing, pushy, militant Analogous words: positive, *affirmative: blatant, clamorous, *vociferous: cocksure, certain, *sure, positive: *confident, assured, sanguine, presumptuous Antonyms: retiring: acquies …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • assertive — I adjective authoritative, confident, dogmatic, influential, potent, powerful, self assured, strong II index certain (positive), compelling, declaratory …   Law dictionary

  • assertive — [adj] aggressive absolute, assured, certain, confident, decided, decisive, demanding, dogmatic, domineering, emphatic, firm, forceful, forward, insistent, militant, overbearing, positive, pushy, self assured, self confident, strong willed, sure;… …   New thesaurus

  • assertive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ confident and forceful. DERIVATIVES assertively adverb assertiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • assertive — [ə sʉrt′iv] adj. [ML assertivus] characterized by assertion; positive or confident in a persistent way SYN. AGGRESSIVE assertively adv. assertiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • assertive — [[t]əsɜ͟ː(r)tɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is assertive states their needs and opinions clearly, so that people take notice. Women have become more assertive in the past decade. assertive style of management. Ant: submissive Derived words …   English dictionary

  • assertive — adjective Date: circa 1619 1. disposed to or characterized by bold or confident assertion < an assertive leader > 2. having a strong or distinctive flavor or aroma < assertive wines > Synonyms: see aggressive • assertively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assertive — ● assertif, assertive adjectif Relatif à l assertion. Se dit d une phrase caractérisée par l assertion. ● assertif, assertive (synonymes) adjectif Se dit d une phrase caractérisée par l assertion. Synonymes : déclaratif énonciatif …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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