Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being self-assured and assertive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being assertive, or self-assertive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions

Etymologies

assertive +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • China's new assertiveness is more than a matter of provocation and petulance.

    China's Aggressive New Diplomacy

  • Her assertiveness is based on her enormous resources of oil and gas, something that has given Russia an economic renaissance and put her among other global powers as an equal.

    Energy wars

  • A belated sorry to those I owe, and I'm working on the 'assertiveness' - not the rudeness.

    moschikat Diary Entry

  • cognitive overload optimal as stimulation and upside-down curve use of term assertiveness skills broken-record technique and fear of missing out FOMO

    Find Your Focus Zone

  • The third category is assertiveness, which is the balanced form of the above two.

    Roya R. Rad, MA, PsyD: How to Be Assertive Without Being Arrogant

  • His assertiveness was a transparent attempt to deflect responsibility for the truth of the matter.

    Mine Owner’s Collapse Theory Ruled Out - The Lede Blog - NYTimes.com

  • She was at least fifteen, maybe twenty years older than he, and a good-looking old gal, but her assertiveness was a turnoff.

    Mortal Remains

  • It is often necessary for a teacher to distinguish between self-assertiveness, which is a natural phase of the development of the sense of individuality, or selfishness and "bullying," which are exaggerated forms of the same tendency.

    Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium

  • Mann traced the group's origins to the 1970s, when figures like Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld got their start in government, and told how events from East Asia to Kuwait solidified their faith in American assertiveness abroad.

    NYT > Global Home

  • It's more a deep-seated, chin-jutting attitude that's probably described as assertiveness or fiestiness or an admirable allergy to "taking any shit" by its host, and as rudeness, preciousness or just general fucktardery by the rest of us.

    Arse End Of Ireland

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