Self-asserting Self`-as*sert"ing, a. asserting one's self, or one's own rights or claims; hence, putting one's self forward in a confident or assuming manner. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • self-asserting — self as·sert·ing (sĕlf ə sûrʹtĭng) adj. 1. Asserting oneself or one s own rights or views. 2. a. Self confident. b. Overbearing; arrogant. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-asserting — adjective aggressively self assured an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act • Syn: ↑assertive, ↑self assertive • Ant: ↑unassertive (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-asserting — adjective Date: 1837 1. asserting oneself or one s own rights, claims, or opinions 2. a. self assured, confident b. arrogant • self assertingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-asserting — a. Bold, forward, presuming …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Self-assertion — Self as*ser tion, n. The act of asserting one s self, or one s own rights or claims; the quality of being self asserting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-assertion — self asserting, adj. self assertingly, adv. self assertive, adj. self assertively, adv. self assertiveness, n. /self euh serr sheuhn, self /, n. insistence on or an expression of one s own importance, wishes, needs, opinions, or the like. [1795… …   Universalium

  • Self-assertive — Self as*sert ive, a. Disposed to self assertion; self asserting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-assertion — [self′ə sʉr′shən] n. the act of demanding recognition for oneself or of insisting upon one s rights, claims, etc. self assertive adj. self asserting …   English World dictionary

  • self-controlled — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, accepting, armed with patience, assured, automated, automatic, automatous, balanced, collected, composed, confident, controlled, cybernated, disciplined, endurant, enduring, equanimous, equilibrious, firm… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-possessed — Synonyms and related words: aloof, assured, balanced, calm, collected, composed, confident, controlled, cool, detached, dignified, easy, easygoing, equanimous, equilibrious, even tempered, firm minded, forward, imperturbable, importunate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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