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What is the opposite of submissive?

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(defiant) Opposite of readily conforming to the authority or will of others
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“The women's defiant attitude was the greatest surprise to the authorities who expected tears, supplication and general weakness.”
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(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 prepared to obey others unquestioningly
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Opposite of ready to accept instruction or direction in an obedient manner
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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 obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
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Opposite of seeking favor by way of flattery or obsequiousness
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Opposite of cowardly and weak in character
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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.”
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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 cast down in spirit or hope
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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 feeling or showing deference and respect
“He seems to delight in being a churl, but his disrespectful comments about Babe Ruth demonstrated his ignorance of baseball history.”
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Opposite of having the ability to accept or tolerate delays, problems, or suffering
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Opposite of being at the mercy of
“Several of the freed prisoners reported that they had seen two bodies of guards near the entrance gate, but that they were not sure whether the guards were dead or wounded.”
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Opposite of accommodating or permissive in nature
“No surprise then that writers so often prove such a stubborn, contrary lot.”
Noun
Opposite of one who enjoys pain
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