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Definitions for bumptious
ˈbʌmp ʃəsbump·tious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bumptious, self-assertiveadjective

    offensively self-assertive


  1. bumptiousadjective

    Obtrusively pushy; self-assertive to a pretentious extreme.

    The politician may have had good ideas, but he was bumptious to a fault.

    Etymology: Probably a play on the pattern of words like fractious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bumptiousadjective

    self-conceited; forward; pushing

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bumptious

    bump′shus, adj. offensively self-assertive.—adv. Bump′tiously.—n. Bump′tiousness. [Prob. formed from Bump.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumptious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bumptious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bumptious in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    It is so common to find that the bumptious mind is enjoying most of the time and the best brain is often in pain in life.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Bumptious people talk big words only till they are able to show often their face along with it for merely own praise.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A superior intellect & sensitive person is not often as comfortable and confident in public as the mediocre minds and/or bumptious people because he thoroughly knows that some will hate his understanding points sheer out of their jealousy, and others particularly duffers’ will discuss and debate about his points mere out of their level of understanding to put the basics out of context.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    When a bumptious person addresses the public from the dais, he ensures to have a big photo of oneself in the background and often all around own picture posters or cut-outs in the auditorium or on the street and ground.

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