assertive assertive  /ə ˈsɜr tɪv/


  • (adj) aggressively self-assured



  1. Non-assertiveness takes a variety of forms.
  2. This scenario would create doubts in the minds of America's friends--and, correspondingly, increase the assertiveness of its foes.
  3. The church is equally assertive toward outside critics.


  1. Qatar leadership change would herald little shift in policy

    By Regan Doherty DOHA (Reuters) - A planned leadership change that could see Qatar's U.S.-allied Emir eventually ceding power to his son is unlikely to change the Gulf state's taste for bold investments overseas and assertive support for Arab Spring revolts. Analysts say Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim will probably pursue the policies of his father, under whose rule the U.S.-allied gas exporter has ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Dwight Howard Must Take Shaquille O'Neal's Advice to Heart

    It's no secret that Los Angeles Lakers star Dwight Howard needs to become a more assertive presence on the court, but now his lackluster play in season No. 1 with the Lake Show is drawing criticism from a player who was in his shoes a decade ago. On Tuesday, Shaquille O'Neal called out Howard on "The Max and Marcellus Show" on ESPNLA 710, claiming that Howard is "too nice" and that teams ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. CMO Council Calls for Chief Marketers to Become Chief Experience Officers

    Chief marketing officers must own the customer experience and become more assertive in aligning all corporate functional areas in meeting the needs of today's fickle consumers argues the Chief Marketing ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Netanyahu and other cabinet ministers after the flotilla raid that Israel needs a "daring and assertive political initiative" to rescue it from its international isolation, the daily Haaretz newspaper reported.
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Ehud Barak Source: Washington Post

  2. "He's going to have to be more assertive than he's been," House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank, D-Mass., told consumer advocates Thursday.
    on Dec 4, 2008 By: Barney Frank Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Mr Obama began: "We are fighting two wars. Old conflicts remain unresolved, and newly assertive powers have put strains on the international system. The spread of nuclear weapons raises the peril that the world's deadliest technology could fall into...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: The Age

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