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self-assertiveness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality or character of asserting confidently or obtrusively one's opinions or claims; self-assertion.

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

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

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Examples

  • … While healthy self-assertiveness requires the ability to say no, it is ultimately tested not by what we are against, but what we are for… self-assertiveness asks that we not only oppose what we deplore but that we live and express our values.29

    Don’t Bring Home a White Boy

  • Sometimes people who are essentially dependent and fearful choose a form of self-assertiveness that is self-destructive.

    Don’t Bring Home a White Boy

  • Their own form of self-assertiveness is protest—whether it makes sense or not.

    Don’t Bring Home a White Boy

  • Self-defense and self-assertiveness training is crucial ... even better, a detective relative, like EE's.

    Why so dark?

  • While Bond likes to complain about "the cheap self-assertiveness of young labor since the war" and the "buyer's market of the welfare state," he is conscious as well of declining British power and prestige, and resents the way that he and his country are patronized by the Americans.

    Box

  • New prosperity is reawakening nationalist pride and self-assertiveness in China and Japan just as selfdoubt is tempting Americans to turn inward.

    The Coming Power Struggle

  • A new spirit is abroad on the continent, and the people of Africa are determined to use their newly-harnessed energy, pride and self-assertiveness to chart their own course of development and extricate themselves from the lowest rungs of human development.

    BUILDING A NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY [STRATEGY AND TACTICS OF THE ANC]

  • Add a rising military challenge from China, as well as a growing sense of national self-assertiveness at home, and the result is a flourishing new debate about a once taboo idea -- the need for a full-fledged central intelligence service, something that postwar Japan has so far done without.

    Japan: Minor-League Spies

  • 'A new spirit is abroad on the continent, and the people of Africa are determined to use their newly-harnessed energy, pride and self-assertiveness to chart their own course of development and extricate themselves from the lowest rungs of human development. '

    THE RDP OF THE SOUL

  • But as the paper had nothing on it no clue was afforded; yet feeling herself the proprietor of the column and of all around it her self-assertiveness was sufficient to lead her on.

    Two on a Tower

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