Category: Part of speech:
Assertive is defined as someone who is self-confident and strong willed, though sometimes domineering or pushy.
Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
(Informal) Forceful, aggressive, boldly frank, etc.
The definition of combative is a person who likes to fight or argue.
Of, relating to, or designed for attack: Contending or acting against; as, antagonistic forces.
(Sports) . That which has a tendance to attack, to be aggressive. Supportive of warlike foreign policy; bellicose; inclined toward military action.
Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
(Informal) Annoyingly aggressive and persistent
Of or characteristic of an enemy; warlike
Living by killing prey, especially in large numbers:
Aggressive; enterprising; energetic
Of or relating to energy.
The definition of pugnacious is eager to fight or disagree.
Spoken without reserve; candid.
Radically reconfiguring a particular field of business, as by implementing new technologies or a more competitive business model:
(Phonet.) Present or added in speech although not represented originally in spelling or accounted for otherwise etymologically (Ex.: the d added to OE spinel to form spindle)
Tending or likely to cause destruction
Inclined or ready to quarrel
Marked by boldness and assertiveness
Characterized by or full of force; effective:
Transmitting force or motion
The definition of competitive is relating to a situation for a win, or having a strong desire to win or to be the best.
Assuming an active, rather than passive, role in doing, accomplishing, etc.; taking the initiative
(Informal) Responsible, authoritative, and forceful
Inclined or willing to submit.
Designed or used for carrying out a hostile or aggressive attack
Of or relating to a personality or behavior pattern that is marked by tenseness, impatience, and aggressiveness and is thought to be associated with an increased risk factor for heart disease.
(Informal) Inclined to resort to force rashly or irresponsibly
tending to spread quickly
The definition of laid back is someone or something that is casual, calm and often unpretentious.
Of, relating to, or engaged in activism.
Receiving or subjected to an action without responding or initiating an action in return:
Inclined or disposed to peace; peaceable:
dovish (antonym) Pertaining to a dove; dove-like.
Demanding great effort, skill, enterprise, etc.
Marked by crudeness or lack of sophistication:
(Informal) Flippant; saucy; impertinent
Having or showing strong feeling or great seriousness:
Of, relating to, or resembling a bull. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being aggressive.
A feeling of enmity, ill will, unfriendliness, etc.; antagonism
Not agitated or excited; tranquil
tending to spread quickly Resembling a soldier or some aspect of one.
Provoking or tending to provoke, as to action, thought, feeling, etc.; stimulating, erotic, irritating, etc. Synonym Study
is applied derogatorily to a forwardness of personality that manifests itself in officiousness or rudeness
emphasizes self-confidence and a persistent determination to express oneself or one's opinions
implies a vigorous, unrelenting espousal of a cause, movement, etc. and rarely suggests the furthering of one's own ends
implies a bold and energetic pursuit of one's ends, connoting, in derogatory usage, a ruthless desire to dominate and, in a favorable sense, enterprise or initiative
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