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1. Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one's rank or social standing: "At Vassar the girls she knew were better dressed than she was and had uppity finishing school manners" (John Dos Passos).
2. Not complacent or deferential; strongly self-assertive: "Even those who'd mastered the broom, Andrew Carnegie said ... needed to get a little uppity at some point" (Megan Hustad).
up′pi·ti·ness, up′pi·ty·ness n.
1. not yielding easily to persuasion or control
2. another word for uppish
[from up + fanciful ending, perhaps influenced by -ity]
up•pi•ty(ˈʌp ɪ ti)
inclined to be haughty, snobbish, or arrogant.
[1875–80, Amer.; probably up + -ity]
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|Adj.||1.||uppity - presumptuously arrogant; "had a witty but overweening manner"; "no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet; "getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times|
immodest - having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc; "brash immodest boasting"
adjective (Informal) conceited, cocky, swanky (informal), self-important, overweening, bumptious, bigheaded (informal), on your high horse (informal), uppish (Brit. informal), full of yourself, too big for your boots or breeches (informal) She wasn't uppity or big-headed; she was so natural and relaxed.
1. Informal. Characteristic of or resembling a snob:
2. Informal. Rude and disrespectful:
assuming, assumptive, audacious, bold, boldfaced, brash, brazen, cheeky, contumelious, familiar, forward, impertinent, impudent, insolent, malapert, nervy, overconfident, pert, presuming, presumptuous, pushy, sassy, saucy, smart.