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for·ward

 (fôr′wərd)
adj.
1.
a. At, near, or belonging to the front or forepart; fore: the forward section of the aircraft.
b. Located ahead or in advance: kept her eye on the forward horizon.
2.
a. Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front: a forward plunge down a flight of stairs.
b. Sports Advancing toward an opponent's goal.
c. Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use: forward rolling of the cassette tape.
3.
a. Ardently inclined; eager.
b. Lacking restraint or modesty; presumptuous or bold: a forward child.
4.
a. Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive: a forward concept.
b. Deviating radically from convention or tradition; extreme.
5. Exceptionally advanced; precocious.
6. Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future: a rise in the forward price of corn.
adv. or for·wards (-wərdz)
1. Toward or tending to the front; frontward: step forward.
2. Into consideration: put forward a new proposal.
3. In or toward the future: looking forward to seeing you.
4.
a. In the prescribed direction or sequence for normal use: rolled the tape forward.
b. In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time: set the clock forward.
c. At or to a different time; earlier or later: moved the appointment forward, from Friday to Thursday. See Usage Note at backward.
n. Sports
1. A player in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey, who is part of the forward line of the offense.
2. The position played by such a person.
tr.v. for·ward·ed, for·ward·ing, for·wards
1. To send on to a subsequent destination or address. See Synonyms at send1.
2. To help advance; promote. See Synonyms at advance.

[Middle English, from Old English foreweard : fore-, fore- + -weard, -ward.]

for′ward·ly adv.
for′ward·ness n.

forwardness

(ˈfɔːwədnɪs)
n
1. lack of modesty; presumption; boldness
2. willing readiness; eagerness
3. a state or condition of advanced progress or development
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forwardness - offensive boldness and assertiveness
assertiveness, self-assertiveness - aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions
2.forwardness - an advanced stage; "the forwardness of the harvest this year"; "the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter"
earliness - quality of coming early or earlier in time
3.forwardness - prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"
willingness - cheerful compliance; "he expressed his willingness to help"

forwardness

noun impertinence, cheek (informal), familiarity, boldness, presumption, chutzpah (U.S. & Canad. informal), impudence, brashness, overconfidence, immodesty, shamelessness, cheekiness, brazenness, pertness, overfamiliarity I was taken aback by his forwardness.

forwardness

noun
Translations

forwardness

[ˈfɔːwədnɪs] N
1. (= boldness) → atrevimiento m, frescura f, descaro m
2. [of crop etc] → precocidad f

forwardness

[ˈfɔːrrdnɪs] n (= presumption) → audace fforward planning nplanification f à long terme

forwardness

n (= presumption)Dreistigkeit f

forwardness

[ˈfɔːwədnɪs] n (of child) → precocità; (boldness) → insolenza
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For I would have you know, senor, all is not gold that glitters, and that same little Altisidora has more forwardness than good looks, and more impudence than modesty; besides being not very sound, for she has such a disagreeable breath that one cannot bear to be near her for a moment; and even my lady the duchess- but I'll hold my tongue, for they say that walls have ears.
Her friendliness, and utter unreserve, took me aback for a moment; yet there was no touch of forwardness, or boldness, about the child for child, almost, she seemed to be: I guessed her at scarcely over twenty--all was the innocent frankness of some angelic visitant, new to the ways of earth and the conventionalisms or, if you will, the barbarisms--of Society.
Anne's only surprise was, that affairs should be in forwardness enough for Henrietta's wedding-clothes to be talked of.
A dozen officers of the court with several body servants were grouped behind the jeddak and his guest, eager listeners to the conversation--so eager on the part of one of the servants that he was twice rebuked by a noble for his forwardness in pushing himself ahead of his betters to view the intricate mechanism of the wonderful "controlling destination compass," as the thing was called.
The third part was only planned; but the first book of the first part was left in manuscript by Wordsworth--though in manuscript, it is said, in no great condition of forwardness for the printers.
I was busy getting exercise and learning how to fight, busy learning forwardness, and brass and bluff.
I could not but observe the satisfaction the father took in the forwardness of his son, and that these diversions might turn to some profit, I found the boy had made remarks which might be of service to him during the course of his whole life.
And this, as I imagine, is the reason why the forwardness to take office, instead of waiting to be compelled, has been deemed dishonourable.
Whenever I have seen her in the company of men, she hath been all attention, with the modesty of a learner, not the forwardness of a teacher.
For indeed such clumsy forwardness is not only unseemly, not only useless and purposeless, but it does harm to art and to the spread of true taste.
But linear text, and particularly regular linear text, however we choose to use it, proposes a model of consistent forwardness, which introduces chronometricity, that is to say, the repeatability, in sequence, of isochronous units.
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