uppityness
noun see uppity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • uppityness — See uppity. * * * …   Universalium

  • uppityness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal The state or quality of being impudent or arrogantly self confident: assumption, audaciousness, audacity, boldness, brashness, brazenness, cheek, cheekiness, chutzpah, discourtesy, disrespect, effrontery, face …   English dictionary for students

  • uppityness — up·pi·ty·ness …   English syllables

  • uppityness — noun assumption of airs beyond one s station • Syn: ↑uppishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑uppish (for: ↑uppishness), ↑uppity • Hypernyms: ↑presumption …   Useful english dictionary

  • uppity — uppityness, n. /up i tee/, adj. Informal. 1. affecting an attitude of inflated self esteem; haughty; snobbish. 2. rebelliously self assertive; not inclined to be tractable or deferential. [1875 80, Amer.; prob. UP + ity, extended form of Y1; cf.… …   Universalium

  • uppishness — noun assumption of airs beyond one s station • Syn: ↑uppityness • Derivationally related forms: ↑uppish, ↑uppity (for: ↑uppityness) • Hypernyms: ↑presumption …   Useful english dictionary

  • uppity — adjective Etymology: probably from up + ity (as in persnickity, variant of persnickety) Date: 1880 putting on or marked by airs of superiority ; arrogant, presumptuous < uppity technicians > < a small uppity country > • uppitiness also uppityness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arrogance — Synonyms and related words: airs, assurance, assuredness, audacity, belief, bluster, boastfulness, bold front, boldness, brash bearing, brashness, brassiness, bravado, brazenness, bumptiousness, certitude, cheekiness, clannishness, cliquishness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • assurance — Synonyms and related words: Bible oath, absolute certainty, absoluteness, acceptation, acception, accident insurance, acquiescence, actuary, agreement, aid and comfort, annuity, aplomb, arrogance, ascertainment, aspiration, assumption, assured… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • audacity — Synonyms and related words: adventuresomeness, adventurousness, arrogance, assurance, audaciousness, balls, bold front, boldness, brash bearing, brashness, brass, brassiness, bravado, bravura, brazenness, brinkmanship, bumptiousness, cheek,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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