Definition of self-assertiveness in US English:

self-assertiveness

noun

  • See self-assertion

    • ‘All this points to the increasing self-assertiveness of Japan 60 years after it was defeated in World War II.’
    • ‘This book shows us art that asserts the authority, autonomy, self-assertiveness and sheer breathtaking scope of African creativity today.’
    • ‘In this case elections are used as an instrument of self-assertiveness.’
    • ‘The women must band together to achieve the self-assertiveness that might help their marriages.’
    • ‘Regardless of her experience, wealth, sophistication, or self-assertiveness, he was the superior and she was the subordinate.’

Pronunciation

self-assertiveness

/ˌselfəˈsərdivnəs//ˌsɛlfəˈsərdɪvnəs/