What is the opposite of submissive?

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Adjective
(defiant) 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.”
Adjective
(domineering) Opposite of readily conforming to the authority or will of others
“Though domineering and convinced of his own infallibility, her husband was not cruel or intentionally uncaring.”
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Opposite of cowardly and weak in character
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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 prepared to obey others unquestioningly
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Opposite of domesticated, compliant
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Opposite of respectful and considerate in nature
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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.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by resignation or acceptance
Adjective
Opposite of obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
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Opposite of showing respect or reverence
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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 willing to please others or to accept what they do or say without protest
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Opposite of cast down in spirit or hope
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Opposite of lacking energy, drive, motivation or emotion
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Opposite of failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence
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Opposite of having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
Adjective
Opposite of being at the mercy of
Adjective
Opposite of deferential, groveling
Noun
Opposite of one who enjoys pain
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