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assertive

adjective uk   /əˈsɜː.tɪv/ us    /-ˈsɝː.t̬ɪv/
C2 describes someone who behaves confidently and is not frightened to say what they want or believe: If you really want the promotion, you'll have to be more assertive.Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
assertively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Prince Charles condemned the assertively modernist style of architecture.Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
assertiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
(Definition of assertive from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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