uppishness


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Noun1.uppishness - assumption of airs beyond one's stationuppishness - assumption of airs beyond one's station
effrontery, presumptuousness, presumption, assumption - audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"

uppishness

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This would trouble and irritate some people; the sublime equanimity of the hired boatman under the ordeal affords us a beautiful lesson against ambition and uppishness.
The writer added that there is an uppishness image projected onto women, that they are objects that need care.
Hobson's Choice Henry Hobson is incensed at the "general of uppishness" among his three daughters.