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adjective as in timorous

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Example Sentences

I mean, I’ve been lucky to work for so many different outlets, but I haven’t been really good about being very assertive.

From Ozy

He spoke Tuesday in a virtual news conference about incorporating an assertive, ball-dominant player such as Wall alongside Beal’s expanded skill set.

In response, the Terps surged with a 21-0 run that offered a generous serving of reassurance that this team can take a worrisome circumstance and turn it into an assertive win.

Or, consider if your job description contains exclusive or masculine language like “rockstar,” “expert” or “assertive.”

Looks like we are being assertive, but if we are not we definitely miss out.

From Fortune

Her beauty was not heightened now, but it was displayed with all the grave consciousness of an unassertive renown.

In her mind she fixed him in contrast with Transley, the self-confident and aggressive, and Linder, the shy and unassertive.

The Eversleighs were very fond of their house, and, in an unassertive way, proud of it.

He was an unassertive, unassuming man, with a genius for being inconspicuous.

Would not he too have been melancholy, quiet, unassertive, almost as uninteresting and uninterested as Booth was?


On this page you'll find 613 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unassertive, such as: confused, coy, diffident, embarrassed, reticent, and self-conscious.

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