push·​ing ˈpu̇-shiŋ How to pronounce pushing (audio)
: marked by ambition, energy, enterprise, and initiative
: 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
Recent Examples on the Web Musk plunged into a controversy of his own making after tweeting and deleting a post pushing baseless allegations about the attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Hamza Shaban, Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 22 Feb. 2024.

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