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assertive

[uh-sur-tiv] /əˈsɜr tɪv/
adjective
1.
confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic:
He is too assertive as a salesman.
2.
having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; assert + -ive
Related forms
assertively, adverb
assertiveness, noun
nonassertive, adjective
nonassertively, adverb
nonassertiveness, noun
overassertive, adjective
overassertively, adverb
overassertiveness, noun
pseudoassertive, adjective
pseudoassertively, adverb
unassertive, adjective
unassertively, adverb
unassertiveness, noun
Synonyms
1. forceful, decisive, forward.
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British Dictionary definitions for overassertive

assertive

/əˈsɜːtɪv/
adjective
1.
confident and direct in claiming one's rights or putting forward one's views
2.
given to making assertions or bold demands; dogmatic or aggressive
Derived Forms
assertively, adverb
assertiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for overassertive

assertive

adj.

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

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