overreadiness to push oneself forward; lack of appropriate modesty; presumption; boldness.
cheerful readiness; promptness; eagerness.
condition of being in advance.

1515–25; forward + -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To forwardness
World English Dictionary
forwardness (ˈfɔːwədnɪs)
1.  lack of modesty; presumption; boldness
2.  willing readiness; eagerness
3.  a state or condition of advanced progress or development

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
It was the other stuff that bothered me: his dent, his forwardness, and his
  persistent refusal to turn the goddam page.
In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.
Ills inclination was te straight forwardness and frankness irresistibly.
But that temporary forwardness does not argue inherent superiority is as
  evident as any fact of history.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature