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
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.
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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] ADJengreído, presuntuoso

bumptious

[ˈbʌmpʃəs] adjsuffisant(e), prétentieux/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 ?
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.
I was still annoyed at his bumptious style of conversation.
Communications director David Southern said: "We are not being bumptious about this.
He combines a bumptious presentation with a mass of Treasury gobbledegook.
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T'' is one big, bumptious allegory, the story of a man who thinks appreciating women and showing it is all a fella needs to do, and pays the price for his complacency.
The next director would forgo exhibition excursions into social reform, would merely tolerate the bumptious (but box-office friendly) biennial, and would oversee the production of shows based on the Whitney's collections that would be much more hospitable to ladies who lunch.
As for the poor Leo Szilard, the bumptious Hungarian refugee physicist, he is accused by Sudoplatov of supplying the Soviets "vital information" from the Manhattan Project laboratories in Los Alamos.
How would he have viewed the expenses receipt submitted by a bumptious freeloading Conservative MP for the three pounds 20 memorial wreaths he laid on Remembrance Day?
In A Blind Eye (Macmillan, pounds 10), GM Ford makes full use of the size of the country as his hero, the bumptious investigative journalist Frank Corso, tracks a completely bonkers killer across several states and 30 years of mass murder.