confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic:
He is too assertive as a salesman.
having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma.
Lukonge chimes in assertively: “When people discourage us we feel more encouraged to go on.”
Victims No More: Congo’s Badass Women Mechanics Nina Strochlic June 5, 2014
Well have to get her back before that time, declared her chum, assertively.
The Girls of Central High Gertrude W. Morrison
Malmaison wears its flowers as a lady wears her gems, flauntingly, assertively.
Men, Women and Ghosts Amy Lowell
Her voice was a very soft and pleasing voice, and she spoke persuasively and not assertively as so many American women do.
The Secret Places of the Heart H. G. Wells
confident and direct in claiming one’s rights or putting forward one’s views
given to making assertions or bold demands; dogmatic or aggressive
mid-15c., assertiveli; see assertive + -ly (2).
1560s, “declaratory, positive, full of assertion,” from assert + -ive. Meaning “insisting on one’s rights” is short for self-assertive (1865).
- Assertiveness training
a type of behavior therapy in which people are taught appropriate methods of asserting themselves in various situations through honest and direct expression of both positive and negative feelings. Historical Examples Anxiety is offset by means of desensitization, assertiveness training, and sex therapy. When You Don’t Know Where to Turn Steven J. Bartlett Dr. Cantwell […]
confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic: He is too assertive as a salesman. having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma. Contemporary Examples The assertiveness China already shows in Asia and Africa is just the beginning. Why the West Rules—For Now Ian Morris December 24, 2010 When she tries to join a conversation between […]
adjective (logic) (of a statement) stating a fact, as opposed to expressing an evaluative judgment (obsolete) judging what is rather than what may or must be Historical Examples The expression of actuality in the assertoric judgment involves no adverbial modification of the predicate. A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith
stated positively; affirmative: an assertory proposition.