What does assertive mean?

assertive meaning in General Dictionary

Positive affirming with confidence affirmative peremptory

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  • aggressively self-assured
  • good; affirming with confidence; affirmative; peremptory.

assertive meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1560s, "declaratory, positive, full of assertion," from assert + -ive. Meaning "insisting using one's liberties" is short for self-assertive (1865).

assertive meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory.

Sentence Examples with the word assertive

No courtier was ever more assertive of his prerogatives.

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