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Determined advancement of one's own personality, wishes, or views.

self′-as·ser′tive adj.
self′-as·ser′tive·ly adv.
self-as·ser′tive·ness n.
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the act or an instance of putting forward one's own opinions, etc, esp in an aggressive or conceited manner
ˌself-asˈserting adj
ˌself-asˈsertingly adv
ˌself-asˈsertive adj
ˌself-asˈsertively adv
ˌself-asˈsertiveness n
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insistence on or an expression of one's own importance, opinions, or the like.
self′-asser′tive, adj.
self′-asser′tively, adv.
self′-asser′tiveness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-assertion - the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
2.self-assertion - the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner
aggression - deliberately unfriendly behavior
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[ˌselfəˈsɜːʃən] Nasertividad f
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