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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others.

Usage examples (34)
  • Yet her manner was entirely free from pretension or self-assertion.
  • This "I AM" is not the petulant self-assertion of the relative ego.
  • He smiled radiantly, with the self-assertion of youth, the joy of life.
  • My masculine conceit rose and demanded an opportunity of self-assertion. for more
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