Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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  • noun aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions

Etymologies

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assertive +‎ -ness

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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