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Synonyms for self-assertion
self-as·ser·tion

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  1. self-assertion

    Assurance may have the good sense of a high, sustained confidence and trust; as, the saint's assurance of heaven. Confidence is founded upon reasons; assurance is largely a matter of feeling. In the bad sense, assurance is a vicious courage, with belief of one's ability to outwit or defy others; the hardened criminal is remarkable for habitual assurance. For the calm conviction of one's own rectitude and ability, self-confidence is a better word than assurance; self-reliance expresses confidence in one's own resources, independently of others' aid. In the bad sense assurance is less gross than impudence, which is (according to its etymology) a shameless boldness. Assurance is in act or manner; impudence may be in speech. Effrontery is impudence defiantly displayed. Compare FAITH; PRIDE.

    Synonyms:
    arrogance, assertion, assumption, assurance, boldness, confidence, effrontery, impudence, presumption, self-confidence, self-reliance, trust

    Antonyms:
    bashfulness, confusion, consternation, dismay, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, misgiving, shyness, timidity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-assertionnoun

    the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others

  2. self-assertionnoun

    the act of asserting yourself in an aggressive manner

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  1. List of paraphrases for "self-assertion":

    assertiveness

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#1495trust
#3355confidence
#5434assurance
#7150assumption
#14050assertion
#20482presumption
#25023arrogance
#51703boldness
#54812assertiveness
#120619impudence
#186036effrontery

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