Definition for assertive

adjective as in confident, self-assured

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Example Sentences

They acknowledge the unprecedented challenges facing us and the need for more assertive and determined action.

From Fortune

Google Health, in turn, penned a polite, nuanced but assertive rebuttal arguing for their need to protect patient information and prevent the AI from malicious attacks.

Still, the naturally shy Magbegor admits she needs to be more assertive to take her game to the next level.

From Ozy

Women are constantly told they need to change themselves—be more assertive, or wear more makeup—to succeed.

From Fortune

A more recent sign of the growing antagonism is the unease that Apple, a relative Switzerland among CTV platforms, could become more assertive in its dealings with media companies distributing apps on Apple TV.

From Digiday

And, in all fairness to Lady Gaga, any singer who matches up with Tony Bennett needs to get loud and assertive.

It tells me we need more women, and men, to raise their girls the way my parents raised me: to be assertive, confident and proud.

He would recognize the angry, assertive tone of comments on web articles as the exact same tendency he identified in 1929.

They are proving more assertive than ever before in demanding the rights that adults have until now failed to deliver.

The goal is to make art more assertive, and more accessible to more people.

She was more self-important and self-assertive, and Zizi wondered if she had learned something definite against some suspect.

Presently, with her alert, rather assertive blue eyes she saw Kitty, and came forward.

This discussion is necessarily didactic and assertive for it is impossible to prove or disprove any of these postulates.

He was an absolute positivist; his positivism did not make him self-assertive nor peremptory; on the contrary, it oppressed him.

His taste in literature was uniformly bad, but very definite, and far more assertive than his views on biological questions.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to assertive, such as: confident, decisive, emphatic, forceful, insistent, and pushy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.