- a inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence
a shy unassertive person
- Is one response evidence of composure and self-possession or of being too laid-back and unassertive? Is the other response a sign of urgency and decisiveness or a frantic lack .
- Indeed, Huston's handling of this material is so direct, artless and unassertive that one's first enthusiasm for it is tempered by doubt.
- Others question whether the German penchant for dynamic leadership, after 13 years of Brandt and Schmidt, can be satisfied by the unassertive Kohl.
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- Why Putin May Not Be the Man We Think He Is
To the citizens of Russia, President Vladimir Putin is a judo-chopping, tiger-taming, Edward Snowden-protecting, U.S.-defying national hero. The book, by a Moscow political scientist, claims that Putin is actually a pathetic weakling. The controversial biography, Putin, by Stanislav Belkovsky, says that an unhappy childhood left Putin shy, unassertive, and scarred to this day. Belkovsky says the ...
Dec. 5, 2013 - The Fiscal Times via Yahoo! News