[ uh-sur-shuhn ]
/ əˈsɜr ʃən /
a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason: a mere assertion; an unwarranted assertion.
an act of asserting.
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Origin of assertion
OTHER WORDS FROM assertion
as·ser·tion·al, adjectivemis·as·ser·tion, nounnon·as·ser·tion, nouno·ver·as·ser·tion, noun
re·as·ser·tion, nounsu·per·as·ser·tion, noun
Words nearby assertion
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Example sentences from the Web for non-assertion
And is not this principle of non-assertion, this aspect of self-denial, a far-reaching one?A Ribband of Blue|J. Hudson Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for non-assertion
/ (əˈsɜːʃən) /
a positive statement, usually made without an attempt at furnishing evidence
the act of asserting
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