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1. assertive

adjective. ['əˈsɝːtɪv'] aggressively self-assured.

Synonyms

  • cocky
  • self-assertive
  • self-asserting
  • imperative
  • forceful
  • aggressive

Antonyms

  • unassertive
  • beseeching
  • unstressed
  • forceless

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • assert (English)
  • assertus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Assertive

  • furtive

How do you pronounce assertive?

Pronounce assertive as əˈsərtɪv.

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Sentences with assertive


1. Adjective
Some people must learn to be more assertive, while others must learn to hold back and listen more.

2. self-assertive

adjective. aggressively self-assured.

Synonyms

  • cocky
  • self-asserting
  • imperative
  • forceful
  • aggressive
  • assertive

Antonyms

  • unassertive
  • beseeching
  • unstressed
  • forceless

3. self-assertive

adjective. offensively self-assertive.

Synonyms

  • bumptious

Antonyms

  • defensive
  • amicable
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