assertively assertively  /ə ˈsɜr tɪv li/


  • (adv) in an assertive manner


  1. The authors cite a 1991 study in which participants were asked to recall either six or 12 examples of instances when they behaved assertively.
  2. This is an extraordinarily important responsibility of the presidency, and it is one that I will carry out assertively irrespective of any political concern.
  3. He is proudly, assertively a nigger, the first comedian to speak in the raw, brutal, but often wildly hilarious language of the streets.


  • Smartphone use may make you wussy, says Harvard study

    Do you hunch when you work on your smartphone? (Credit: Apple) Your reputation as a tough, hard-nosed business go-getter may take a hit if you spend a lot of time using your little smartphone. A study conducted by researchers at Harvard Business School suggests that using devices with small screens can cause people to behave less assertively than those using larger screens. "Grounded in research ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: CNET


  1. "Our diplomacy should not be subservient to the US," party Secretary-General Yukio Hatoyama said Friday. "We should express Japan's position more assertively through our diplomatic and defense policies."
    on Aug 3, 2007 By: Yukio Hatoyama Source: Washington Post

  2. "It was a game we should have started differently, more aggressively and more assertively," Gasol said. "They did that, and that's why they took control of the game."
    on Jan 19, 2008 By: Pau Gasol Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  3. Yuriko Koike called on Fukuda to "lead more assertively," and former foreign minister Taro Aso said in a June 2 speech that the country had lost its "competitive edge."
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Yuriko Koike Source: Bloomberg

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