Bumptiousness
Bumptiousness Bump"tious*ness, n. Conceitedness. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • bumptiousness — noun The state of being bumptious; conceitedness. The woman would be quite likable sans bumptiousness …   Wiktionary

  • bumptiousness — bumptious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ irritatingly self assertive or conceited. DERIVATIVES bumptiously adverb bumptiousness noun. ORIGIN from BUMP(Cf. ↑bumpy), on the pattern of fractious …   English terms dictionary

  • bumptiousness — noun see bumptious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bumptiousness — See bumptiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • bumptiousness — bump·tious·ness …   English syllables

  • bumptiousness — noun offensive boldness and assertiveness • Syn: ↑cockiness, ↑pushiness, ↑forwardness • Derivationally related forms: ↑forward (for: ↑forwardness), ↑pushy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • cockiness — noun offensive boldness and assertiveness • Syn: ↑bumptiousness, ↑pushiness, ↑forwardness • Derivationally related forms: ↑forward (for: ↑forwardness), ↑pushy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • forwardness — noun 1. an advanced stage the forwardness of the harvest this year the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter • Derivationally related forms: ↑forward • Hypernyms: ↑earliness 2. prompt willingness readiness t …   Useful english dictionary

  • pushiness — noun offensive boldness and assertiveness • Syn: ↑bumptiousness, ↑cockiness, ↑forwardness • Derivationally related forms: ↑forward (for: ↑forwardness), ↑pushy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bumptious — adjective Etymology: 1bump + tious (as in fractious) Date: 1803 presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self assertive ; obtrusive • bumptiously adverb • bumptiousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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