[ UK /bˈʌmpʃəsnəs/ ]
  1. offensive boldness and assertiveness
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How To Use bumptiousness In A Sentence

  • I was well aware of his reputation for bumptiousness. The White House Car Czar
  • For Luciano is full of the bumptiousness of the man, and tries just as hard to please.
  • Leon looked after him rather disconsolately, as though at a loss to understand what could have happened to take all the fight and "bumptiousness" out of the former bully. The Chums of Scranton High at Ice Hockey
  • This is often accompanied, in drink, by a strutting, swaggering bumptiousness.
  • It is also that they can't stand his mix of bumptiousness and headmasterly pomposity. Trouble in the House: is a bitter class divide fuelling David Cameron's dislike of Commons Speaker John Bercow?
  • And who is to settle as to what is "an intelligent public opinion," that has the right to put down "bumptiousness"? The Arena Volume 4, No. 21, August, 1891
  • Philanthropy had come to know Mrs. Crisparkle during the last re – matching of the china ornaments (in other words during her last annual visit to her sister), after a public occasion of a philanthropic nature, when certain devoted orphans of tender years had been glutted with plum buns, and plump bumptiousness. The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Churchill was a survivor from that earlier age of adventure who never fossilised, and what he breathed over his comrades - bumptiousness, energy, sometimes alcohol, sometimes deathless words - was always charged with life.
  • At different times poets and writers, good people of distinction and philanthropy, weary of the "storm and stress" of life and of invasions and intolerable "bumptiousness" of the vulgar and indiscriminating, have tried to secure a place and surroundings where high thinking and simple living might order their days and secure to them companionship fit for the gods; but the noblest and best of humanity are not permitted to go off by themselves in such ways and have a little heaven on earth all to themselves. Insights and Heresies Pertaining to the Evolution of the Soul
  • His letters display both the bumptiousness and self-integrity which got him kicked out of Cuba and Prague.
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