Definition of Nonassertive

1. Adjective. Not aggressively self-assured, though not necessarily lacking in confidence. "She was quiet and nonassertive as she took control"

Similar to: Unassertive

Definition of Nonassertive

1. Adjective. Not assertive. ¹

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Definition of Nonassertive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nonassertive

nonartistic
nonartists
nonarts
nonary
nonas
nonasbestos
nonascetic
nonaspectual
nonaspirant
nonaspirants
nonaspirate
nonaspirates
nonaspirational
nonaspirin
nonasterisked
nonasthma
nonasthmatic

Literary usage of Nonassertive

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1985 reports that tests of young people in both Great Britain and the US showed the omission of to widely acceptable in what he calls “nonassertive contexts ..."

2. The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War by Stephen Crane (1900)
"He felt a quiet manhood, nonassertive but of sturdy and strong blood. He knew that he would no more quail before his guides wherever they should point. ..."

3. Principles of Composition by Percy Holmes Boynton (1915)
"Informal argument must be affable, modest, nonassertive. The gist of the whole matter is summed up by Benjamin Franklin. In his " Autobiography " he tells ..."

4. You Can Choose to Be Happy: "Rise Above" Anxiety, Anger, and Depression by Tom G. Stevens (1998)
"Learn assertive-not nonassertive or aggressive-means for dealing with external control. Assertion means balancing empathy for others with empathy for self ..."

5. Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determined by the Supreme Court of the by Iowa Supreme Court, Nathaniel B. Raymond, Benjamin I. Salinger, W. W. Cornwall, Ulysses Grant Whitney, Richard Reichmann, Frederick F. Faville, Charles H. Scholz, Charles W. Barlow (1922)
"A showing of long-continued intl- 1 mate relations between a nonassertive sister of but little education and experience, and a domineering brother of good ..."

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