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assertiveness

  
  
aggressiveness, confidence, decidedness, decisiveness, dogmatism, domineeringness, firmness, forcefulness, forwardness, insistence, positiveness, pushiness     (informal)   self-assuredness  
  
Antonyms     
   backwardness, bashfulness, diffidence, hesitancy, insecurity, meekness, modesty, reservedness, self-consciousness, self-effacement, sheepishness, shyness, tentativeness, timidity, timidness, timorousness  
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assertive

  
  
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  
...an assertiveness training class.     

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