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aggressive, can-do     (informal)   confident, decided, decisive, demanding, dogmatic, domineering, emphatic, feisty     (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   firm, forceful, forward, insistent, in-your-face     (Brit. slang)   overbearing, positive, pushy     (informal)   self-assured, strong-willed  
   backward, bashful, diffident, hesitant, insecure, meek, modest, reserved, retiring, self-conscious, self-effacing, sheepish, shrinking, shy, timid, timorous, unassertive, unobtrusive  
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Someone who is assertive states their needs and opinions clearly, so that people take notice.      adj  
  (Antonym: submissive)   
Women have become more assertive in the past decade.     
  assertively      adv   usu ADV with v  
`You don't need to do that,' said Pearl assertively.     
  assertiveness      n-uncount assertiveness training class.     

Someone who is self-assertive acts in a confident way, speaking firmly about their opinions and demanding the rights that they believe they should have.      adj  
If you want good relationships, you must have the confidence to be self-assertive when required.     

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a person who does not care too much about the others, a little rude, assertive
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