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.
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bumptious

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

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Translations
مُعْجَبٌ بِنَفْسِه، مَزْهو
domýšlivý
storsnudet
fennhéjázó
hrokafullur, stærilátur
pasipūtęs
pašapzinīgsuzpūtīgs

bumptious

[ˈbʌmpʃəs] ADJengreído, presuntuoso
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bumptious

[ˈbʌmpʃəs] adjsuffisant(e), prétentieux/euse
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bumptious

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bumptious

[ˈbʌmpʃəs] adjarrogante, presuntuoso/a
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bumptious

(ˈbampʃəs) adjective
full of one's own importance. a very bumptious young man.
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References in classic literature ?
'bumptious' - about it, because his own red hair was very plainly to be seen behind.
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." Also, Dr.
You call yourself humble and sinful, but you are the most Bumptious of your sex.
On ITV's Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan - a skilled and successful broadcaster - is almost always cranky, bumptious and rude.
She'll have to butter rolls while buttering up a bombastic, bumptious, semi-literate polecat, a pernicious virus infecting the global body politic.
Guy had been playing the role of Buttram, a bumptious family butler, in the light-heart comedy called A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody by Roy Bernas which had been playing to sell-out crowds throughout its run last week at the British Club.
It's just that he's an irrepressibly bumptious petrol-head.
Jack Docherty as bumptious Chief Cameron Miekelson is perfect.
The persistent and bumptious scherzo proved chock full of assertive humor.
For example, she uses the word "bumptious" twelve times: there is a "bumptious queer family"; "bumptious diversity and category breaking"; "bumptious relations with futurities," etc.
Eddie Izzard showed he could play a bumptious straight man as well as he could avant garde comedy.