Adjective "Assertive" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having or showing a confident and forceful personality.
  1. 'Another firm, assertive phone call heads my to-do list for tomorrow.'
  2. 'In future we are going to see a much more assertive parliament.'
  3. 'I have become more assertive and self assured, and have found strengths within myself which I did not know existed.'
  4. 'The Emperor is often associated with Aries, which is a strong and assertive astrological fire sign.'
  5. 'With other less assertive bird species, the young can be moved from the ground and placed close to the parents.'
  6. 'We just have to push a little harder, be a little more assertive, and I think we can pull it off.'
  7. 'You are assertive, bold and energetic, and this helps you move closer towards your goals.'
  8. 'An assertive person makes his or her feelings known but remains in control of the situation.'
  9. 'Not being the most assertive of people even at the best of times, I made my excuses.'
  10. 'He insists that while assertive management is needed, there is no place for aggression or bullying.'


1. confidently aggressive or self-assured; positive: aggressive; dogmatic: He is too assertive as a salesman.

2. having a distinctive or pronounced taste or aroma.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be assertive in things."

"votes can be assertive on behalfs."

"states can be assertive in things."

"people can be assertive with whos."

"people can be assertive in worlds."

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