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Definition of "self-assertive" [self•-as•sert•ive]

  • Determined to advance one's own personality or views (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "self-assertive" in a sentence
  • "Here are a couple more suggestions, just because I don't want to deprive readers the potential benefit of fellow squirrel-haters' wisdom, no matter how sordid: Fisher cats was one Brattleboro, Vt., resident's response to my observation that the squirrels seem to have grown more self-assertive since our dog died."
  • "However, Mr. Lassman, who describes his clientele as "heads of luxury brands, heads of finance, rather than the nouveau riche," and counts among his services taking care of the smallest details of their journeys—including, "What table they have; what's in the room when they arrive; the room is ready when they get there"—shared my brother's unsentimental view of the world, but thought his technique unnecessarily self-assertive."
  • "For instance, Mrs. Pertonwaithe and Mrs. Wickson exercised tremendous social power in the university town, and from them emanated the sentiment that I was a too-forward and self-assertive young woman with a mischievous penchant for officiousness and interference in other persons 'affairs."