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Synonyms for assertive
əˈsɜr tɪvas·sertive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assertive, self-asserting, self-assertiveadjective

    aggressively self-assured

    "an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue"; "pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act"

    self-assertive, bumptious, self-asserting

    retiring, nonassertive, self-effacing, reticent, unassertive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. assertiveadjective

    positive, peremptory, declaratory, affirmative

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "assertive":

    self-confident, incisive, dynamic

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How to use assertive in a sentence?

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    If I were one of our Sunni Arab allies watching this, I'd be encouraged that America was back in the business of being more assertive, less passive. That does not mean you are going to send in the troops every time there is a skirmish somewhere, but I thought it was very reassuring.

  2. Nathan MacKinnon:

    I heard him, too. He was calling for it, first game ever and he screamed at me. Thats great. You want a player to be aggressive, assertive, and I was really impressed by that.

  3. Todd Boyd:

    Muhammad Ali used Muhammad Ali tongue to lacerate racism and White supremacy and oppression in America, muhammad Ali became more militant, not less. Muhammad Ali became more assertive, not less. Muhammad Ali became more confrontational, not less.

  4. Michael Moller:

    Take some risks and be more assertive, basically, it's a hell of a thing to ask because there's one tribe on the planet that doesn't like change: it's us, it's bureaucrats.

  5. Loren Weisman:

    Staying with statements that are still assertive, but placed in the subjective format can help in debate, conversations and communication. It can open as many doors for authority, while applying humility and honor for another persons views.

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