assertive ADJECTIVE confident and forceful.
DERIVATIVES assertively adverb assertiveness noun.

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  • assertively — mid 15c., assertiveli; see ASSERTIVE (Cf. assertive) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • assertively — assertive UK US /əˈsɜːtɪv/ adjective ► behaving confidently and not being frightened to say what you want or believe: »It s that assertive and confident attitude that helps business grow. »She s not afraid of being assertive with her staff.… …   Financial and business terms

  • assertively — adverb in an assertive manner I will take care of my own life, she said assertively • Ant: ↑unassertively • Derived from adjective: ↑assertive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Assertively — Assertive As*sert ive, a. Positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory. [1913 Webster] In a confident and assertive form. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] {As*sert ive*ly}, adv. {As*sert ive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assertively — adverb see assertive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assertively — See assertive. * * * …   Universalium

  • assertively — adverb In an assertive manner …   Wiktionary

  • assertively — adv. forcefully, aggressively …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assertively — as·ser·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • assertively — See: assertive …   English dictionary