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Synonyms for unassertive

Antonyms for unassertive

inclined to timidity or lack of self-confidence

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This style is reflected in unassertive but at the same time cooperative behavior.
While brown ales are too often murky and unassertive, Durty Brown balances out a big clean malty backbone with lots of bold hops.
And those children who have inhibition temperament manifest unassertive or depressive personality in adulthood [21-23].
They may act in people-pleasing ways, become passive aggressive or even unassertive in order to avoid conflict that may result in rejection of their opinion, position, or choices.
Avoidance is unassertive and uncooperative, and may involve sidestepping issues or withdrawing for a cool-down period before resuming conflict.
In other words she was not your pliant, unassertive type, eh?
The old tension--between Marker's private and social realities as they emerge through fractured voices and personae--gives it a powerful, unassertive quality.
How quiet and unassertive are the marks that make up these images; how loving and patient is the observation that they encapsulate.
A released statement noted not many options were left on the table following "the misfiring, delayed and unassertive handling of public finances in recent years".
The Maps issue gives us a glimpse of what we can expect should our representatives in government remain unassertive in upholding the principle of net neutrality.
Social skills training for unassertive children: A multiple-baseline analysis.
Throughout "The Anniad," Brooks presents Annie as someone of weak will who is humbly unassertive and because, as Claudia Tate suggests, "The Anniad" can be viewed as satirical, making Annie a mock-hero and not someone to be admired, the attributes of unassertiveness and low volition are undesirable for Brooks in the parameters of this narrative, and we can expect through qualitative progression to see further commentary on this topic throughout.
Keeping a firm but vibrant hand on everything, Anne Manson conducted with an unassertive mastery, and a clear joy in the afternoons proceedings.
Thomas described conflict resolution in terms of understanding how cooperative or uncooperative the parties are and how assertive or unassertive they are.
Unassertive, unassuming, condescending and quiet, she finds herself a woman of 64 emerging into widowhood as a little old lady.