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Meaning of ASSERTIVE

Pronunciation:  u'surtiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  confidently aggressive; "too assertive as a salesman"; "his self-assertive and unflagging energy"
  2. [adj]  inclined to bold and confident assertion; aggressively self-assured; "an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue"; "pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"

ASSERTIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aggressive, cocky, emphatic, forceful, self-asserting, self-assertive
 Antonyms: unassertive
 See Also: imperative



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\As*sert"ive\, a.
Positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory.

      In a confident and assertive form.       --Glanvill.
{As*sert"ive*ly}, adv. -- {As*sert"ive*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absolute, affirmative, affirmatory, aggressive, assertative, assertional, bold, bossy, certain, confident, decided, declarative, declaratory, definite, doctrinaire, dogmatic, domineering, emphatic, firm, insistent, opinionated, peremptory, positive, predicational, predicative, pushy, sure