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1. assertion

noun. ['əˈsɝːʃən'] a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary).

Synonyms

  • accusation
  • contention
  • ipse dixit
  • denial
  • ipsedixitism
  • charge
  • affirmation
  • testimony
  • asseveration
  • averment
  • avouchment
  • claim
  • avowal
  • declaration

Antonyms

  • affirmative
  • prosecution
  • linger
  • absolve

Etymology

  • assertion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • assertio (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word assertion


1. Noun, singular or mass
Only claim expert status in an area if you have extensive experience and can back up your assertion.

Quotes containing the word assertion


1. Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits. It is intellectual bankruptcy.
- Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

2. ...William Stegner...coined the term 'the geography of hope,' countering the argument that wilderness preservation served elites with the assertion that wilderness could be a place in which everyone could locate their hopefulness even if few actually entered it.
- Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

3. It seems to me that good philosophy will always have a place in the investigation of any matter of deep human importance, because of its commitment to clarity, to carefully drawn distinctions, to calm argument rather than prejudice and dogmatic assertion""Philosophical Interventions"(Reviews 1986-2011)
- Martha C. Nussbaum

2. self-assertion

noun. the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others.

Synonyms

  • boasting
  • boast
  • jactitation

3. self-assertion

noun. the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner.

Antonyms

  • lack

4. assertion

noun. ['əˈsɝːʃən'] the act of affirming or asserting or stating something.

Synonyms

  • statement
  • speech act
  • affirmation

Antonyms

  • overcharge
  • discharge
  • unburden
  • empty

Etymology

  • assertion (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • assertio (Latin)
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