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forwardness

[fawr-werd-nis] /ˈfɔr wərd nɪs/
noun
1.
overreadiness to push oneself forward; lack of appropriate modesty; presumption; boldness.
2.
cheerful readiness; promptness; eagerness.
3.
condition of being in advance.
Origin of forwardness
1515-1525
1515-25; forward + -ness
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forwardness

/ˈfɔːwədnɪs/
noun
1.
lack of modesty; presumption; boldness
2.
willing readiness; eagerness
3.
a state or condition of advanced progress or development
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Word Origin and History for forwardness
n.

1520s, from forward (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "presumptuousness" is from c.1600.

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