assertion

[ uh-sur-shuhn ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief

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

Example

The dinner guest made an unwarranted assertion during the meal.

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