assertiveness assertiveness  /ə ˈsɜr tɪv nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions

Usage(s):

  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. Wracked with guilt, Ding sought help at a local support group and assertiveness training center, the Dazhao Institute.

News

  • Spurs-Heat Game 2 takeaways

    When things looked precarious for the Miami Heat in the second quarter and LeBron James’ stat line looked pedestrian by anyone’s standards, it became throwback night: What was going on? Was he being too deferential? Not sufficiently assertive? And was this lack of assertiveness actually a lack of resolve and the symptom of a deep character flaw? How we miss you, 2011 C.E. A combination of ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

Quotes

  1. "The Arab states know that when I am prime minister, my determination, my tenacity, my assertiveness in the face of threats will be very significant," Mofaz told Yediot. "Along with that, I will be able to achieve peace with them and also...
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Shaul Mofaz Source: FOXNews

  2. "The right course for America in a world where evil still exists is not acquiescence and weakness, it is assertiveness and strength," Romney said in a commencement address at Hillsdale College in which he cited radical Islam and Iran as threats.
    on May 12, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Washington Post

  3. "They're very good defensively," Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "I thought the last two minutes, I've got to do better when they're committing two guys to McGrady even without the ball. We didn't play with assertiveness."
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: Jeff Van Gundy Source: USA Today

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