English translation: confident, forceful, self-assured
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Sven Petersson Sweden Local time: 00:50 Native speaker of: Swedish, English PRO pts in pair: 156
10 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
Explanation: From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
Assertive \As*sert"ive\, a.
Positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory.
In a confident and assertive form. --Glanvill.
As*sert"ive*ly, adv. -- As*sert"ive*ness, n.
adj 1: inclined to bold and confident assertion; aggressively
self-assured; "an energetic assertive boy who was
always ready to argue"; "pointing directly at a
listener is an assertive act" [ant: unassertive]
2: confidently aggressive; "too assertive as a salesman"; "his
self-assertive and unflagging energy" [syn: self-asserting,