He behaved rather bumptiously and offended the hostess. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Adjective : a bumptious young upstart. From Dictionary.com.
Canellos is bumptiously content with the White Houses protestations of innocence in this matter. From Wordnik.com. [The Chimes at Midnight] Reference
The logs of each proprietor, detected by their marks, pay toll as they pass the gates and rush bumptiously down the flood. From Wordnik.com. [The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 58, August, 1862] Reference
Everybody's motives and tactics were so bumptiously obvious that it the debate took on the low spectacle of a traveling carnival dunking pool -- or would have, had anyone managed to hit the bullseye square. From Wordnik.com. [Sunday in the Vajayjay with Hillaray: James Wolcott] Reference
He broods about his wife's abandonment of him for a wealthy investment banker; he broods over his daughter's decision to live in Buenos Aires; and he broods over his son's development into a bumptiously opinionated replica of himself. From Wordnik.com. [The Misogynist by Piers Paul Read] Reference
"But they daren't hurt us," cried Smith bumptiously. From Wordnik.com. [Blue Jackets The Log of the Teaser] Reference
"I'm a famous runner," he added, a little bumptiously. From Wordnik.com. [White Lies] Reference
"I am ready," said Mark, rather bumptiously; "but I am disappointed, all the same.". From Wordnik.com. [Dead Man's Land Being the Voyage to Zimbambangwe of certain and uncertain] Reference
"A present from my lord, the marquis," he said bumptiously, almost rudely, and laid them on the table. From Wordnik.com. [Malcolm] Reference
Shortly after as he lighteth hys cigarre at ye barre, he enquireth bumptiously, 'Who might that good ladie be?'. From Wordnik.com. [In Bohemia with Du Maurier The First Of A Series Of Reminiscences] Reference
"Well," said the Captain, a little bumptiously, "a parabola is a curve of the second order, formed by the intersection of a cone by a plane parallel to one of its sides.". From Wordnik.com. [All Around the Moon] Reference
Many times I was mistaken, but, right or wrong, I could march into a room with full-blown importance, and cut out a dozen men by bumptiously repeating anything which I had overheard. From Wordnik.com. [Slave life in Virginia and Kentucky, or, Fifty years of slavery in the Southern States of America,] Reference
Kenneth Davis — who started the popular “Don’t Know Much About …” series — was knocked out first, stumbling on “bumptiously.”. From Wordnik.com. [Burnham, Baby, Burnham: Harper Honcho Falls at Literary Bee] Reference
Making all allowances for that greater charity, tolerance, and kindliness of judgment which comes with the riper years -- nobody ever could have remained as Britishly bumptious, or as bumptiously British as Dickens was in his younger days when he first came to pay us a visit -- taking also into consideration the fact that a certain explanatory softening of earlier criticisms was politic, that the novelist found a city far more to his taste in 1868 than he had found in 1842 is not for a moment to be questioned. From Wordnik.com. [Fifth Avenue] Reference
"It was a big blow because I was relatively young, late thirties, and I had had a seamless, upward trajectory and was bumptiously self-confident. From Wordnik.com. [Telegraph.co.uk: news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph] Reference
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