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bumptious

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adjective bump·tious \ˈbəm(p)-shəs\

Simple Definition of bumptious

  • : proud or confident in a loud and rude way that annoys other people

Full Definition of bumptious

  1. :  presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self-assertive :  obtrusive

bump·tious·ly adverb
bump·tious·ness noun

Examples of bumptious

  1. <a bumptious young man whose family wealth gave him a sense of entitlement>



Origin of bumptious

1bump + -tious (as in fractious)


First Known Use: 1803


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