insistence on or an expression of one's own importance, wishes, needs, opinions, or the like.
Origin of self-assertion
First recorded in 1795–1805
Synonyms for self-assertion
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the act or an instance of putting forward one's own opinions, etc, esp in an aggressive or conceited manner
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