Self-assertion
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. 2000.

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  • 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-assertion — ► NOUN ▪ the confident and forceful expression or promotion of oneself or one s views. DERIVATIVES self assertive adjective self assertiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-assertion — N UNCOUNT Self assertion is confidence that you have in speaking firmly about your opinions and demanding the rights that you believe you should have. ...her silence and lack of self assertion... They are driven on partly by a wish for democracy …   English dictionary

  • 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-assertion — self′ asser′tion n. insistence on or an expression of one s own importance, opinions, or the like • Etymology: 1795–1805 self′ asser′tive, adj. self′ asser′tively, adv. self′ asser′tiveness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • self-assertion — self as·ser·tion (self″ə surґshən) a coping style in which the individual meets conflicts or stresses by a noncoercive, nonmanipulative expression of feelings …   Medical dictionary

  • self-assertion — n. the aggressive promotion of oneself, one s views, etc. Derivatives: self asserting adj. self assertive adj. self assertiveness n …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-assertion — noun the confident and forceful expression or promotion of oneself or one s views. Derivatives self assertive adjective self assertiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-assertion — /sɛlf əˈsɜʃən/ (say self uh sershuhn) noun insistence on or expression of one s own importance, claims, wishes, opinions, etc. –self assertive, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-assertion — noun Date: 1806 1. the act of asserting oneself or one s own rights, claims, or opinions 2. the act of asserting one s superiority over others …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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