Bumptious definition

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Crudely or loudly assertive; pushy.
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Disagreeably conceited, arrogant, or forward.
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The definition of bumptious is someone who is proud or self-assertive in an obnoxious or irritating way.

A businessman who is always talking about how smart and rich he is and who is constantly telling you why he is the best person to manage your business is an example of someone who is bumptious.

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

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Origin of bumptious

  • Perhaps blend of bump presumptuous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably a play on the pattern of words like fractious.

    From Wiktionary