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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pushing

Statistics for pushing

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pushing

The first known use of pushing was in 1677

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on pushing

What made you want to look up pushing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something desired as essential

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!