pushier; pushiest
: aggressive often to an objectionable degree : forward
pushily adverb
pushiness noun

Examples of pushy in a Sentence

he's usually very pushy about insinuating his own ideas into other people's projects the pushy cocktail waiter kept asking me if I wanted another drink, even though I hadn't finished the first one
Recent Examples on the Web The footage reveals Murphy playing a father in the holiday spirit who accepts a magical wish offered by a pushy elf (Jillian Bell) to help his family win the neighborhood decoration contest. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 12 Oct. 2023 Composer Pinar Toprak’s evocative score is complementary without being pushy, enhancing character drive. Courtney Howard, Variety, 18 Sep. 2023 No number of pushy laughs here can make Doug’s mistreatment of Reggie seem anything less than appalling, even if — or especially because — the pooch misguidedly believes his owner adores him, and that Doug’s efforts to lose him are just a fun game. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 That doesn’t stop his pushy mother, Princess Augusta (Michelle Fairley), from demanding that her new daughter-in-law bear an heir to the throne, and pronto. Matthew Gilbert, BostonGlobe.com, 5 May 2023 That started with Tim Walton establishing a family-like relationship while never being too pushy. Stephen Means, cleveland, 31 July 2023 This woman was a pushy lady who once called my father a loser. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 26 Jan. 2023 In the Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, the iconic actor first played a slick wrestling announcer, then a pushy theater usher and finally, a befuddled French maître d’. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 May 2022 Although The Crowded Room goes to the trouble of giving her a personal life, complete with an unruly child (Thomas Parobek) and a pushy mom (Laila Robins), the role mainly just requires her to cycle through different shades of concern. Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pushy was in 1874

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“Pushy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pushy. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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