pushy

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push·y

 (po͝osh′ē)
adj. push·i·er, push·i·est
Disagreeably aggressive or forward.

push′i·ly adv.
push′i·ness n.

pushy

(ˈpʊʃɪ)
adj, pushier or pushiest
1. offensively assertive or forceful
2. aggressively or ruthlessly ambitious
ˈpushily adv
ˈpushiness n

push•y

(ˈpʊʃ i)

adj. push•i•er, push•i•est.
obnoxiously forward or self-assertive.
[1935–40, Amer.]
push′i•ly, adv.
push′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pushy - marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative; "an aggressive young executive"; "a pushful insurance agent"
ambitious - having a strong desire for success or achievement

pushy

pushy

adjective
Translations

pushy

[ˈpʊʃɪ] ADJ (pushier (compar) (pushiest (superl))) (pej) → agresivo, avasallador, prepotente (esp LAm)

pushy

[ˈpʊʃi] adj (pejorative) [person] → insistant(e)
a pushy, aggressive door-to-door salesman → un vendeur de porte à porte insistant et agressif
We didn't want to seem to be pushy parents
BUT Nous ne voulions pas passer pour des parents directifs.

pushy

adj (+er) (inf)penetrant (pej)

pushy

[ˈpʊʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam, pej) → troppo intraprendente
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