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Definition of assertive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

assertive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//əˈsərt̮ɪv//
 
 
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expressing opinions or desires strongly and with confidence, so that people take notice You should try and be more assertive. assertive behavior opposite submissive
assertively adverb
 
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assertiveness noun [uncountable]
 
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an assertiveness training course
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