pushy

adjective \ ˈpu̇-shē \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of pushy

pushier; pushiest
:aggressive often to an objectionable degree :forward

pushily

play \ˈpu̇-shə-lē\ adverb

pushiness

play \ˈpu̇-shē-nəs\ noun

Examples of pushy in a Sentence

  1. he's usually very pushy about insinuating his own ideas into other people's projects

  2. the pushy cocktail waiter kept asking me if I wanted another drink, even though I hadn't finished the first one

Recent Examples of pushy from the Web

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First Known Use of pushy

1874


PUSHY Defined for English Language Learners

pushy

adjective

Definition of pushy for English Language Learners

  • : using forceful methods to make others do what you want them to do : aggressive and rude


PUSHY Defined for Kids

pushy

adjective \ ˈpu̇-shē \

Definition of pushy for Students

pushier; pushiest
:too aggressive :forward


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