bumptiously
adverb see bumptious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bumptiously — adverb In a bumptious manner. He bumptiously introduced himself and subsequently infered himself as the topic of conversation …   Wiktionary

  • bumptiously — 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

  • bumptiously — adverb in a bumptious manner he behaved rather bumptiously and offended the hostess • Derived from adjective: ↑bumptious * * * adverb see bumptious * * * bumpˈtiously adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bumptiously — See bumptious. * * * …   Universalium

  • bumptiously — adv. pushingly, self assertively, presumptuously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bumptiously — bump·tious·ly …   English syllables

  • bumptious — bumptiously, adv. bumptiousness, n. /bump sheuhs/, adj. offensively self assertive: a bumptious young upstart. [1795 1805; BUMP + (FRAC)TIOUS] Syn. pushy, forward, cocky, cheeky, brash. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • bumptiousness — See bumptiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • bumptious — bump|tious [ˈbʌmpʃəs] adj too proud of your abilities in a way that annoys other people = ↑arrogant >bumptiously adv >bumptiousness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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