What is the opposite of deferential?

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Opposite of feeling or showing deference and respect
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Opposite of readily conforming to the authority or will of others
“The women's defiant attitude was the greatest surprise to the authorities who expected tears, supplication and general weakness.”
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Opposite of prepared to obey others unquestioningly
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Opposite of accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint
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Opposite of lacking in confidence, assertiveness or self-assurance
“It has also been suggested that consumers who complain tend to be more self-confident and assertive.”
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Opposite of willing to please others or to accept what they do or say without protest
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Opposite of relating or appropriate to grand and formal occasions
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Opposite of conforming to standards of good behaviour
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Opposite of accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance
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Opposite of accepting pains or hardships calmly or without complaint
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Opposite of characterized by resignation or acceptance
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Opposite of which attempts to bring oneself into the favour of another, often with flattery or insincerity
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Opposite of tending to worship
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Opposite of feeling or showing admiration
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