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assertive

as·ser·tive

assertive

 
 
pronunciation:
suhr tihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: forward or aggressive in speech or action.
To make them listen, you'll need to be more assertive.
antonyms:
acquiescent, meek, retiring, servile, timid, unassertive
similar words:
affirmative, aggressive, free, obtrusive
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derivations: assertively (adv.), assertiveness (n.)