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assertive (adj.)

1560s, "declaratory, positive, full of assertion," from assert (v.) + -ive. Meaning "insisting on one's rights or authority" is short for self-assertive.

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Definitions of assertive

assertive (adj.)
aggressively self-assured;
an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act
Synonyms: self-asserting / self-assertive
From wordnet.princeton.edu