Definition of self-assertive in US English:

self-assertive

adjective

  • See self-assertion

    • ‘When Mercury moves into Leo, you will feel more reckless and self-assertive.’
    • ‘One researcher notes seven steps to becoming self-assertive.’
    • ‘Being unevolved, they are of the lower nature, instinctive, self-assertive, confused, possessive and protective of their immediate environment.’
    • ‘Skilled noncompliance represents adaptive autonomy, and has been defined as being self-assertive in a verbally competent, nonaversive manner.’
    • ‘We are not such self-confident, self-assertive people as we once thought we were; we don't know all that we thought that we once knew.’

Pronunciation

self-assertive

/ˌsɛlfəˈsərdɪv//ˌselfəˈsərdiv/