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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Offensively self-assertive. Too proud of your abilities in a way that annoys other people.

Usage examples (37)
  • And the authorities can't be fooled into making bumptious statements because they're all media-savvy now.
  • Adjective : a bumptious young upstart
  • 'bumptious' - about it, because his own red hair was very plainly to be seen behind.
  • Anything rather than endure this bumptious Naval Captain. for more
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