[ UK /ˈʌpɪti/ ]
[ US /ˈəpəti/ ]
  1. presumptuously arrogant
    no idea how overweening he would be
    getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down
    had a witty but overweening manner
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How To Use uppity In A Sentence

  • I don't think it's anything to get uppity about.
  • And the number one reason why republicans think President Obama should be impeached is … (insert drum roll) 1-He’s an uppity negro Think Progress » ‘Impeach Obama’ billboard ‘not meant to allege any impeachable offense.’
  • Meanwhile Georgia Rep. Lynn Westmoreland calling the Obamas "uppity" -- a slur that is one more downed beer away from being nigger -- barely got a register out of the left. John Ridley: Obama Gets Tough. Too Little, Too Late?
  • They start cursing what they call "uppity Catalans," accusing Barcelona - the capital of Catalonia - of turning the world against bullfighting. NPR Topics: News
  • To prevent them from getting uppity, it is necessary to create this tremendous, power consuming virtual reality.
  • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety
  • YET ANOTHER endless, mind-numbing forty-seven page long blurb from victoria, who day in and day out thinks her uppity, doctorly opinions are welcome, relavant, superior, not coma-inducing... "Anna Nicole Smith embodied America... its overabundance; its exploitability, and its propensity to exploit."
  • He loves tweaking those uppity East Coast, smarty-pants liberals. Republican senator won't meet with Sotomayor
  • What are people actually saying when you hear the word uppity in association with Senator Barack Obama? CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2008
  • Thank you, Scott Brown, for setting that uppity newsgirl straight, and keeping women in their place. The Couric countdown continueth | EW.com
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