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Crudely or loudly assertive; pushy.

[Perhaps blend of bump and presumptuous.]

bump′tious·ly adv.
bump′tious·ness n.
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Noun1.bumptiousness - offensive boldness and assertiveness
assertiveness, self-assertiveness - aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions


References in classic literature ?
Crisparkle during the last re-matching of the china ornaments (in other words during her last annual visit to her sister), after a public occasion of a philanthropic nature, when certain devoted orphans of tender years had been glutted with plum buns, and plump bumptiousness.
There is a blatant bumptiousness about a steam launch that has the knack of rousing every evil instinct in my nature, and I yearn for the good old days, when you could go about and tell people what you thought of them with a hatchet and a bow and arrows.
And Tom, notwithstanding his bumptiousness, felt friends with him at once, and began sucking in all his ways and prejudices, as fast as he could understand them.
There is a bumptiousness to Scott, as he presumes on the tolerance of others to support his Quixotic quest to bring Christ's message to his men.
an oasis in the desert that Keynesian economics and concern with credit had made of the Federal Reserve System, [and] the last outpost of classical monetary civilization in a cancerous culture of barbarian bumptiousness.
Others may be willing to help if there are multiple states with a common interest, such as Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines all opposing Chinese bumptiousness in the South China Sea.
Brilliant, bonnet-free, performances included lovelorn headmistress Anna Maxwell Martin and the Dickensian bumptiousness of John Henshaw.