pushing

adjective
push·​ing | \ ˈpu̇-shiŋ How to pronounce pushing (audio) \

Definition of pushing

1 : marked by ambition, energy, enterprise, and initiative
2 : marked by tactless forwardness or officious intrusiveness

Examples of pushing in a Sentence

among the young associates at the law firm, he was unmistakably the most pushing the sort of sycophantic, pushing man on the make that everyone loves to hate

First Known Use of pushing

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pushing was in 1677

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“Pushing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushing. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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