upstart


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up·start

 (ŭp′stärt′)
n.
A person of humble origin who attains sudden wealth, power, or importance, especially one made immodest or presumptuous by the change; a parvenu.
adj.
1. Suddenly raised to a position of consequence.
2. Self-important; presumptuous.
intr.v. (ŭp-stärt′) up·start·ed, up·start·ing, up·starts
To spring or start up suddenly.

upstart

n
1.
a. a person, group, etc, that has risen suddenly to a position of power or wealth
b. (as modifier): an upstart tyrant; an upstart family.
2.
a. an arrogant or presumptuous person
b. (as modifier): his upstart ambition.
vb
(intr) archaic to start up, as in surprise, etc

up•start

(n., adj. ˈʌpˌstɑrt; v. ʌpˈstɑrt)

n.
1. a person who has risen suddenly from a humble position to wealth, power, or importance, esp. one who is presumptuous or arrogant; parvenu.
adj.
2. being, resembling, or characteristic of an upstart.
v.i.
3. to spring into existence or into view.
4. to start up; spring up, as to one's feet.
v.t.
5. to cause to start up.
[1275–1325]

upstart


Past participle: upstarted
Gerund: upstarting

Imperative
upstart
upstart
Present
I upstart
you upstart
he/she/it upstarts
we upstart
you upstart
they upstart
Preterite
I upstarted
you upstarted
he/she/it upstarted
we upstarted
you upstarted
they upstarted
Present Continuous
I am upstarting
you are upstarting
he/she/it is upstarting
we are upstarting
you are upstarting
they are upstarting
Present Perfect
I have upstarted
you have upstarted
he/she/it has upstarted
we have upstarted
you have upstarted
they have upstarted
Past Continuous
I was upstarting
you were upstarting
he/she/it was upstarting
we were upstarting
you were upstarting
they were upstarting
Past Perfect
I had upstarted
you had upstarted
he/she/it had upstarted
we had upstarted
you had upstarted
they had upstarted
Future
I will upstart
you will upstart
he/she/it will upstart
we will upstart
you will upstart
they will upstart
Future Perfect
I will have upstarted
you will have upstarted
he/she/it will have upstarted
we will have upstarted
you will have upstarted
they will have upstarted
Future Continuous
I will be upstarting
you will be upstarting
he/she/it will be upstarting
we will be upstarting
you will be upstarting
they will be upstarting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been upstarting
you have been upstarting
he/she/it has been upstarting
we have been upstarting
you have been upstarting
they have been upstarting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been upstarting
you will have been upstarting
he/she/it will have been upstarting
we will have been upstarting
you will have been upstarting
they will have been upstarting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been upstarting
you had been upstarting
he/she/it had been upstarting
we had been upstarting
you had been upstarting
they had been upstarting
Conditional
I would upstart
you would upstart
he/she/it would upstart
we would upstart
you would upstart
they would upstart
Past Conditional
I would have upstarted
you would have upstarted
he/she/it would have upstarted
we would have upstarted
you would have upstarted
they would have upstarted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upstart - an arrogant or presumptuous personupstart - an arrogant or presumptuous person  
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
smart aleck, weisenheimer, wise guy, wiseacre, wisenheimer - an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments
2.upstart - a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that classupstart - a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
social climber, climber - someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
junior - term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male; "look here, junior, it's none of your business"
3.upstart - a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright
gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
Adj.1.upstart - characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new positionupstart - characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
pretentious - making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition"

upstart

noun social climber, nobody, nouveau riche (French), parvenu, arriviste, non-person, status seeker an upstart who had come from nowhere
Translations
kariéristapovýšenec
opkomling
újgazdag
uppskafningur
novus homo
išsišokėlis
iznirelis
povýšenec
sonradan görme

upstart

[ˈʌpstɑːt] (pej)
A. ADJ
1. (= socially ambitious) → arribista, advenedizo
2. (= arrogant) → presuntuoso
some upstart youthun joven presuntuoso
B. N
1. (= social climber) → arribista mf, advenedizo/a m/f
2. (= arrogant person) → presuntuoso/a m/f

upstart

[ˈʌpstɑːrt] nparvenu(e) m/f

upstart

adj behavioureines Emporkömmlings; rival, companyemporgekommen

upstart

[ˈʌpˌstɑːt] n (pej) (in society) → parvenu m inv; (in organization, hierarchy) → ultimo/a arrivato/a che si dà arie d'importanza

upstart

(ˈapstaːt) noun
a person who has risen quickly to wealth or power but seems to lack dignity or ability. I shall leave the firm if that little upstart becomes manager.
References in classic literature ?
There are always some honest men in every nation, though heaven knows, too, that they are scarce among the Maquas, to look down an upstart when he brags ag'in the face of reason.
What would a lord say -- yes, or any other person of whatever condition -- if he caught an upstart peasant with a dagger on his person?
You've always been an upstart, and you've always been against me.
She was prepared to sacrifice her natural desire for youth, beauty, and virtue in a husband if she could escape from her parents on no easier terms, but she was resolved to die an old maid sooner than marry an upstart.
That shall I have without delay, as well as this upstart knight's estates; for King Richard is lately returned, I hear, from the Holy Land.
In the French revolution of July 1830, and in the English reform agitation, these aristocracies again succumbed to the hateful upstart.
The upstart pretensions of a young woman without family, connections, or fortune.
He is an upstart, a man of no name, who will only be the tool of a party in France.
Now, the old aristocratic edifice hides its time-worn visage behind an upstart modern building; at one of the back windows I observed some pretty tailoresses, sewing and chatting and laughing, with now and then a careless glance towards the balcony.
There were no uniforms, as Madame de Bellegarde's door was inexorably closed against the myrmidons of the upstart power which then ruled the fortunes of France, and the great company of smiling and chattering faces was not graced by any very frequent suggestions of harmonious beauty.
have we lived to see the day when a blaspheming and idolatrous upstart of Rome shall accuse us of appropriating to the appetites of the flesh the most holy and consecrated elements?
There's all that Jenkins gets chaffed about, the gilding and the gaudy colors and all the vulgarity that's supposed to stamp him as an upstart.