assertive UK US /əˈsɜːtɪv/ adjective
behaving confidently and not being frightened to say what you want or believe: »

It's that assertive and confident attitude that helps business grow.


She's not afraid of being assertive with her staff.

assertively adverb

They will be watching to see if the candidates behave assertively during the job interview.

assertiveness noun [U]

Training packages include courses on assertiveness and managerial skills.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • assertively — mid 15c., assertiveli; see ASSERTIVE (Cf. assertive) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • assertively — assertive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ confident and forceful. DERIVATIVES assertively adverb assertiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • assertively — adverb in an assertive manner I will take care of my own life, she said assertively • Ant: ↑unassertively • Derived from adjective: ↑assertive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Assertively — Assertive As*sert ive, a. Positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory. [1913 Webster] In a confident and assertive form. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] {As*sert ive*ly}, adv. {As*sert ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assertively — adverb see assertive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assertively — See assertive. * * * …   Universalium

  • assertively — adverb In an assertive manner …   Wiktionary

  • assertively — adv. forcefully, aggressively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assertively — as·ser·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • assertively — See: assertive …   English dictionary

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