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assertive

adjective     /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     /-li/ adverb Prince Charles condemned the assertively modernist style of architecture.Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit assertiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
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