Definition of Bumptious

1. Adjective. Offensively self-assertive.

Exact synonyms: Self-assertive
Similar to: Forward
Derivative terms: Bumptiousness



Definition of Bumptious

1. a. Self-conceited; forward; pushing.

Definition of Bumptious

1. Adjective. Obtrusively pushy; self-assertive to a pretentious extreme. ¹

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Definition of Bumptious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bumptious

bumpinesses
bumping
bumpingly
bumpings
bumpity
bumpkin
bumpkinish
bumpkinly
bumpkins
bumplike
bumpoff
bumps
bumps race
bumps races
bumpsadaisy
bumptious (current term)
bumptiously
bumptiousness
bumptiousnesses
bumpy
bumpy bits
bumpy torus
bums
bums in seats
bums on seats
bumsters
bumtrap
bumtraps
bumwhush

Literary usage of Bumptious

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1. Student and Singer: The Reminiscences of Charles Santley by Charles Santley (1892)
"Death of JC Tully, Composer, Conductor, and Gourmet—A bumptious Yankee Tenor—'La Gazza Ladra'—Florid Singing—Decadence of ..."

2. A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall (1859)
"bumptious. Conceited, forward, pushing. ... On this occasion it is not etiquette for the candidates themselves to be in waiting, — it looks too " bumptious. ..."

3. Tommy Try and what He Did in Science by Charles Ottley Groom Napier (1869)
"Studies of Human Character.—Pronounced Shelved.—Unhappy at Home.—Dr. bumptious.-—Vegetarianism.—A Nose like a Button Mushroom.—How to Scold away Custom. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"I bumptious indeed, though I believe it is not in the dictionary, has crept into ... time the word bumptious suggested itself as being nected with gawm, ..."

5. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"This bumptious boy, in boyish pride, Observed the hunters in full flight, He stood a-tiptoe on a tub, And scrambled to his seat, and sat. He sought a mount, ..."

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