bumptious
[ buhmp-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
early 19th century; English; humorously from bump, on the pattern of fractious
Synonyms
  • egotistic conceited arrogant
Antonyms
  • humble modest
Definition
offensively self-assertive
Example
A) Oh joy, we get to talk to the bumptious owner of the golf course about proper watering techniques, that sounds like fun. B) He would have gotten the promotion if he hadn't been bumptious and rude in the meeting.
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