assertion
[ uh-sur-shuhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin from Latin assertio(n- ), from the verb asserere
Synonyms
  • declaration
  • contention
  • statement
  • claim
  • opinion
  • proclamation
  • announcement
Antonyms
  • defense
  • upholding
Definition
a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief
Example
The dinner guest made an unwarranted assertion during the meal.
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