self-assertive

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ADJECTIVE
  1. offensively self-assertive
  2. aggressively self-assured
    pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act
    an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
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How To Use self-assertive In A Sentence

  • According to this argument based on self-assertive aggressiveness, the boor was the man possessed of a strong personality, while the gentleman was relatively "impersonal. Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic
  • W Davis no relation to A. P. Davis, but he changed its name from the Reclamation Service to the Bureau of Reclamation, as a reminder to its self-assertive staff of their subservience to Interior Department headquarters. Colossus
  • However, Mr. Lassman, who describes his clientele as "heads of luxury brands, heads of finance, rather than the nouveau riche," and counts among his services taking care of the smallest details of their journeys—including, "What table they have; what's in the room when they arrive; the room is ready when they get there"—shared my brother's unsentimental view of the world, but thought his technique unnecessarily self-assertive. The Art of Pulling Strings
  • For instance, Mrs. Pertonwaithe and Mrs. Wickson exercised tremendous social power in the university town, and from them emanated the sentiment that I was a too-forward and self-assertive young woman with a mischievous penchant for officiousness and interference in other persons 'affairs. Chapter 6: Adumbrations
  • These defects are interesting, because they represent the nature of Milton as it was then, noble and disinterested to the height of imagination, but self-assertive, unmellowed, angular. Life of John Milton
  • Being unevolved, they are of the lower nature, instinctive, self-assertive, confused, possessive and protective of their immediate environment.
  • Max Bedacht was not the kind of frowsy, self-assertive Communist most Congressmen were accustomed to encountering. On being called a bigot and/or racist
  • The meek man of the Bible is simply what we call the gentle-man -- the man without swagger or arrogance, not self-assertive or forthputting, but honorable and considerate. Mornings in the College Chapel Short Addresses to Young Men on Personal Religion
  • If you want good relationships, you must have the confidence to be self-assertive when required.
  • If you want good relationships, you must have the confidence to be self-assertive when required.
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