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bumptious

[buhmp-shuh s] /ˈbʌmp ʃəs/
adjective
1.
offensively self-assertive:
a bumptious young upstart.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; bump + (frac)tious
Related forms
bumptiously, adverb
bumptiousness, noun
overbumptious, adjective
overbumptiously, adverb
overbumptiousness, noun
unbumptious, adjective
unbumptiously, adverb
unbumptiousness, noun
Synonyms
pushy, forward, cocky, cheeky, brash.
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British Dictionary definitions for un-bumptious

bumptious

/ˈbʌmpʃəs/
adjective
1.
offensively self-assertive or conceited
Derived Forms
bumptiously, adverb
bumptiousness, noun
Word Origin
C19: perhaps a blend of bump + fractious
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Word Origin and History for un-bumptious
bumptious
"assertive," 1803, probably a humorous coinage on the pattern of fractious, etc.
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