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1. Asserting oneself or one's own rights or views.
a. Self-confident.
b. Overbearing; arrogant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-asserting - aggressively self-assured; "an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue"; "pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
References in classic literature ?
They could not help noticing that the men were more eager, annoyingly feverish, and self-asserting in their superior elegance and external show than their old associates were in their frank, unrestrained habits.
Biddy," said I, in a virtuously self-asserting manner, "I must request to know what you mean by this?
he had just come from being lectured and made to feel his inferiority; the reaction of his strong, self-asserting nature must take place somehow; and here was a case in which he could justly show himself dominant.