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pushing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of pushing

  1. 1 having a strong desire for personal advancement <among the young associates at the law firm, he was unmistakably the most pushing> Synonyms aspiring, go-getting, hard-driving, ambitious, self-seekingRelated Words determined, diligent, driving, dynamic, enterprising, gung ho, hungry, hustling, industrious, motivated, scrappy, venturesome, venturous; animated, lively, spirited; ardent, avid, eager, energetic, impassioned, keen, raring, vigorous; aggressive, assertive, high-flying, opportunistic, overambitious, pretentious, pushy, self-assertive; competing, competitive, rival, rivalrousNear Antonyms apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic, unexcited, uninterested; casual, easygoing, lackadaisical, lazyish; halfhearted, lukewarm, tepid; lazy, lethargic, listless, shiftless, sluggish, spiritless; unaggressive, unassertiveAntonyms ambitionless, unambitious

  2. 2 thrusting oneself where one is not welcome or invited <the sort of sycophantic, pushing man on the make that everyone loves to hate> Synonyms busy, interfering, intruding, meddlesome, meddling, nosy (or nosey), obtrusive, officious, presuming, presumptuous, protrusive, prying, intrusive, pushy, snoopyRelated Words bold, brazen, bumptious, impertinent, impudent, insolent, rude; invading, trespassing; curious, inquisitive; annoying, harassing, pestiferous; overbearing, superserviceableNear Antonyms hands-off; uninvolved; quiet, reclusive, reserved, reticent, retiring, silent, taciturn, withdrawn; inhibited, restrained, subduedAntonyms unobtrusive





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