pushy

adjective
\ ˈpu̇-shē How to pronounce pushy (audio) \
pushier; pushiest

Definition of pushy

: aggressive often to an objectionable degree : forward

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Other Words from pushy

pushily \ ˈpu̇-​shə-​lē How to pronounce pushily (audio) \ adverb
pushiness \ ˈpu̇-​shē-​nəs How to pronounce pushiness (audio) \ 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

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The movie has its coy and slightly pushy side, but its juggling of comic and dramatic impulses gives it a sense of purpose. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "‘Dumbo’ and 8 other movies open March 29; our reviewers weigh in," 3 Apr. 2019 If all thoroughbreds are alphas, Justify seems an extreme case, with a confidence bordering on arrogance, more pushy than regal. Liz Clarke, chicagotribune.com, "Justify's path to cusp of Triple Crown is unusual. But so is training a 1,380-pound athlete.," 7 June 2018 Sign-up Granted, the relative size of the two companies has a bearing on how pushy the activist can be. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Campbell Soup and Nestlé: One Activist, Two Strategies," 30 Nov. 2018 There are two ways that most people first hear the Audio-Technica name: either in association with Technics turntables or via a pushy friend or YouTuber enlightening them about the M50x headphones. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica M50xBT review: better beats," 12 Nov. 2018 The salesmen in the main carpet souk on the Rahba Kehdima are infamously pushy and the quality of their wares varies widely. Tara Stevens, WSJ, "A Choosy Shopper’s Guide to Marrakesh," 5 Dec. 2018 Some younger workers also say they are turned off by the proverbial image of the smooth-talking, pushy car salesman out to trick buyers into paying more for a vehicle. Adrienne Roberts, WSJ, "Dearth of a Salesman: Auto Dealers Struggle to Recruit, Retain Younger Workers," 23 Aug. 2018 Photos of De Laurentiis dot the walls, of course, but not in a pushy, look-at-me way. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Giada De Laurentiis' new restaurant in Horseshoe Casino Baltimore serves up appealing flavors," 28 June 2018 That’s what’s difficult about producing—having to be pushy is hard for me. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "The Original Preppy Murder: Chloë Sevigny Takes the Lead in Her New Film About Lizzie Borden," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of pushy

1874, in the meaning defined above

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pushy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of pushy

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

pushy

adjective
\ ˈpu̇-shē How to pronounce pushy (audio) \
pushier; pushiest

Kids Definition of pushy

: too aggressive : forward

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