: putting on or marked by airs of superiority : arrogant, presumptuous <uppity technicians> <a small uppity country>
— up·pi·ti·ness also up·pi·ty·ness noun
Examples of UPPITY
- Don't get uppity with me.
- <uppity social climbers who were the biggest snobs in town>
Origin of UPPITY
probably from up
(as in persnickity,
variant of persnickety
First Known Use: 1880
Related to UPPITY
- assumptive, bumptious, cavalier, chesty, haughty, highfalutin (also hifalutin), high-and-mighty, high-handed, high-hat, huffish, huffy, imperious, important, lofty, lordly, masterful, overweening, peremptory, pompous, presuming, presumptuous, pretentious, self-asserting, self-assertive, sniffy, stiff-necked, supercilious, superior, toplofty (also toploftical), uppish, arrogant
- humble, lowly, modest, unarrogant, unpretentious
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