self-assertion

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

noun

insistence on or an expression of one's own importance, wishes, needs, opinions, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. self-annealing,
  2. self-annihilation,
  3. self-antigen,
  4. self-appointed,
  5. self-assembly,
  6. self-assertive,
  7. self-assessment,
  8. self-assurance,
  9. self-assured,
  10. self-aware

Origin of self-assertion

First recorded in 1795–1805

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for self-assertive

self-assertion

noun

the act or an instance of putting forward one's own opinions, etc, esp in an aggressive or conceited manner
Derived Forms
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Word Origin and History for self-assertive

self-assertive

adj.

1853, from self- + assertive. Related: Self-assertively; self-assertiveness.

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