determined to advance ones own personality or views
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  • self-assertive — also self assertive, 1837, from SELF (Cf. self) + ASSERTIVE (Cf. assertive). Related: Self assertively; self assertiveness …   Etymology dictionary

  • Self-assertive — Self as*sert ive, a. Disposed to self assertion; self asserting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-assertive — self assertive, assertive, *aggressive, pushing, pushy, militant Analogous words: obtrusive, intrusive, officious, meddlesome, *impertinent: bold, audacious (see BRAVE): positive, certain, *sure, cocksure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • self-assertive — self assertion ► NOUN ▪ the confident and forceful expression or promotion of oneself or one s views. DERIVATIVES self assertive adjective self assertiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-assertive — index obtrusive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-assertive — adjective 1. aggressively self assured an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act • Syn: ↑assertive, ↑self asserting • Ant: ↑unassertive (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-assertive — ADJ GRADED Someone who is self assertive acts in a confident way, speaking firmly about their opinions and demanding the rights that they believe they should have. If you want good relationships, you must have the confidence to be self assertive… …   English dictionary

  • self-assertive — self as sertive adj very confident about saying what you think or want >self assertiveness also self assertion n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-assertive — Synonyms and related words: assertive, audacious, bold, cocksure, controlled, firm minded, forward, impertinent, importunate, independent, intrusive, meddlesome, militant, obtrusive, officious, overweening, presuming, pushful, pushing, pushy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-assertive — adjective Date: 1862 given to or characterized by self assertion Synonyms: see aggressive • self assertively adverb • self assertiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-assertive — adjective very confident and not shy about saying what you think or want self assertiveness noun (U) self assertion noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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