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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.

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


  1. bumptious

    Bumptious refers to someone who is assertive or proud to an annoying or irritating degree, often displaying self-importance or superiority without any justification.

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

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