assertive

[ uh-sur-tiv ]
/ əˈsɜr tɪv /

adjective

confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic: He is too assertive as a salesman.
having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma.

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Origin of assertive

First recorded in 1555–65; assert + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for assertively

assertive
/ (əˈsɜːtɪv) /

adjective

confident and direct in claiming one's rights or putting forward one's views
given to making assertions or bold demands; dogmatic or aggressive

Derived forms of assertive

assertively, adverbassertiveness, noun
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