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assertiveness

[ uh-sur-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF assertiveness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSERTIVENESS

Moore's had been imploring in its assertiveness, the desire to convince.

For all his assertiveness in matters of opinion he is not an intrusive person.

Flourishes are always indicative of a certain amount of assertiveness.

There lurked in it a suggestion of assertiveness, of aggressiveness even.

Chief among these one notices the assertiveness of the dogs.

Even Uncle Peter, whom he had come warmly to admire, jarred upon him with his crudity and his Western assertiveness.

His assertiveness was compelling, and even the captain displayed symptoms of being impressed.

Had his assertiveness, like his compliance, been part and parcel of a mind not at peace, not grounded in a definite faith?

Charles Lamb, without any difficulty and without the show of assertiveness, would have maintained it better.

Nikolievs voice sounded more gentle, and seemed even to have lost some of its assertiveness and force.

WORD ORIGIN

"tendency toward self-assertion," 1881, from assertive + -ness.

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