[ self-uh-sur-shuhn, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf əˈsɜr ʃən, ˌsɛlf- /


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

OTHER WORDS FROM self-assertion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for self-assertion



the act or an instance of putting forward one's own opinions, etc, esp in an aggressive or conceited manner

Derived forms of self-assertion

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