Definition of "self-asserting" [self•-as•sert•ing]
Asserting oneself or one's own rights or views.(adjective)
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Use "self-asserting" in a sentence
"Her free flowing, challenging, self-asserting ways, must have prompted her day camp peers to think she was not properly socialized so, at nap time, several white girls (ages 4-5) approached her cot and announced, "we're white.""
"This cultural encroachment -- and subsequently the abandonment of one's own culture -- is turning the once dominant and self-asserting cultures of the Third World into inconsequential and highly symbolic discourses, at best, indigenous cultures fighting for survival."
"He is self-asserting and ill-educated, yet fond of literature, although not himself a speaker, — fierce with slaves, but obedient to rulers, a lover of power and honour, which he hopes to gain by deeds of arms, — fond, too, of gymnastics and of hunting."