Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

The act of asserting; a positive declaration without attempt at proof.

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Usage examples "assertion":

  1. Few who have considered carefully the facts stated above, will question the accuracy of this assertion in so far as morals are concerned; but there are some who will doubt the capacity of infants and children to be influenced by religion. - "A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education", James Gall.
  2. I make no doubt Bonaparte made use of words to this effect, but I do not believe the assertion. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  3. She contented herself now with repeating her former assertion. - "Temporal Power", Marie Corelli.