bumptious


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bump·tious

 (bŭmp′shəs)
adj.
Crudely or loudly assertive; pushy.

[Perhaps blend of bump and presumptuous.]

bump′tious·ly adv.
bump′tious·ness n.

bumptious

(ˈbʌmpʃəs)
adj
1. offensively self-assertive or conceited
[C19: perhaps a blend of bump + fractious]
ˈbumptiously adv ˈbumptiousness n

bump•tious

(ˈbʌmp ʃəs)

adj.
offensively self-assertive.
[1795–1805; bump + (frac) tious]
bump′tious•ly, adv.
bump′tious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bumptious - offensively self-assertive
forward - used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"

bumptious

Translations

bumptious

[ˈbʌmpʃəs] ADJengreido, presuntuoso

bumptious

[ˈbʌmpʃəs] adjsuffisant(e), pretentieux/euse

bumptious

bumptious

[ˈbʌmpʃəs] adjarrogante, presuntuoso/a

bumptious

(ˈbampʃəs) adjective
full of one's own importance. a very bumptious young man.
References in classic literature ?
I was still annoyed at his bumptious style of conversation.
Hammerfield's judgment of Ernest, which was to the effect that he was "an insolent young puppy, made bumptious by a little and very inadequate learning.
You call yourself humble and sinful, but you are the most Bumptious of your sex.