Definition of unassertiveness in US English:

unassertiveness

noun

  • See unassertive

    • ‘To many people, humility is associated with unassertiveness or feeling inadequate about oneself.’
    • ‘Macon Leary's unassertiveness is in timely contrast to Sarah's decisiveness and Muriel's zeal.’
    • ‘During this program, you'll learn the causes of unassertiveness and how to take action toward becoming more assertive.’
    • ‘Timidity and unassertiveness are just as healthy for the average young female as is a thrice-daily dose of cyanide.’
    • ‘But then, as Pater points out, unassertiveness itself can be a mode of aggression.’