[self-uh-sur-shuhn, self-]
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Origin of self-assertion

First recorded in 1795–1805
Related formsself-as·sert·ing, adjectiveself-as·sert·ing·ly, adverbself-as·ser·tive, adjectiveself-as·ser·tive·ly, adverbself-as·ser·tive·ness, noun

Synonyms for self-assertion

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British Dictionary definitions for self assertive


  1. the act or an instance of putting forward one's own opinions, etc, esp in an aggressive or conceited manner
Derived Formsself-asserting, adjectiveself-assertingly, adverbself-assertive, adjectiveself-assertively, adverbself-assertiveness, noun
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