- Assertive is defined as someone who is self-confident and strong willed, though sometimes domineering or pushy.
An example of someone who may be assertive is a car salesman.
- The definition of assertive is something with a strong taste or smell.
An example of a something with an assertive smell is an aged blue cheese.
Origin of assertiveMedieval Latin assertivus
(comparative more assertive, superlative most assertive)
assert + -ive