Uppish Up"pish, a. [From {Up}.] Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority. [Colloq.] --T. Brown. -- {Up"pish*ly}, adv. [Colloq.] -- {Up"pish*ness}, n. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • uppish — adjective Date: 1677 uppity • uppishly adverb • uppishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • uppish — adjective a) (circa 1678): Having plenty of money. b) Proud; arrogant; assuming; putting on airs of superiority …   Wiktionary

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  • uppish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. insolent, haughty, uppity. See insolence. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Informal. Characteristic of or resembling a snob: elitist, snobbish, snobby. Informal: high hat, snooty, stuck up,… …   English dictionary for students

  • uppish — up·pish || ÊŒpɪʃ adj. conceited, proud, arrogant, snobbish, haughty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uppish — adjective informal arrogantly self assertive. Derivatives uppishly adverb uppishness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • uppish — a. (Colloq.) Proud, arrogant, haughty, assuming, smart, perk, perky …   New dictionary of synonyms

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