Definition of self-assertion in English:

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[mass noun]
The confident and forceful expression or promotion of oneself, one’s views, or one’s desires: her self-assertion was born from a confident determination to succeed the occasion became one of national self-assertion
More example sentences
  • National culture became a celebration of aggressive self-assertion.
  • To do this, she may need to be trained in self-assertion and confidence.
  • Their determination to scorn the dictates of the IMF and the World Bank and pursue their own strategies for economic and human development is a manifestation of a powerful wave of national self-assertion.



Example sentences
  • I am told that while I was still in long dresses I showed many signs of an eager, self-asserting disposition.
  • It is becoming economically, militarily and politically self-asserting.


Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfəˈsəːtɪv/
Example sentences
  • When Mercury moves into Leo, you will feel more reckless and self-assertive.
  • Being unevolved, they are of the lower nature, instinctive, self-assertive, confused, possessive and protective of their immediate environment.
  • Skilled noncompliance represents adaptive autonomy, and has been defined as being self-assertive in a verbally competent, nonaversive manner.


Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfəˈsəːtɪvnəs/
Example sentences
  • All this points to the increasing self-assertiveness of Japan 60 years after it was defeated in World War II.
  • In this case elections are used as an instrument of self-assertiveness.
  • This book shows us art that asserts the authority, autonomy, self-assertiveness and sheer breathtaking scope of African creativity today.

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