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Synonyms for bumptious

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Synonyms for bumptious

offensively self-assertive

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The former, a bumptious and insufferable character was played deadpan by tenor Cian Horrobin.
Contrastingly, the fact that this nether world is too good and perfect to be true makes some of its goody-goody denizens objects and targets of spoof and satire-so, a number of bumptious and puffed-up individuals and institutions in our own world are effectively and mirthfully-cut down to size!
The year 7 girls made a particularly fine impression as the orphans during the singing of "Food Glorious Food", while Tia Katona was a bumptious Mr Bumble as she sang "Oliver".
Try Matt Hancock (below) the bumptious, ambitious, attentionseeking oick who doubles up as Cabinet Office Minister.
Also returning from the original film is Nick Frost who - alongside Sophie Cookson, Rob Brydon and Sheridan Smith - plays a bumptious dwarf and gets most of the film's scant memorable lines.
Andrew Langtree portrays the bumptious calculating elder brother, Gooper and Catrin Aaron gives another well-rounded performance as his sharptongued wife Mae.
"Some critics say I am bumptious and can be pompous.
Danny Alexander, the bumptious Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, has urged fuel companies to pass on more of their windfall.
WHAT is it about the bumptious pipsqueak of a Foreign Secretary William Hague, his boss "Call me Dave" Cameron and the Israeli puppet Obama that makes them think they can interfere in the governance of other countries?
I saw him yesterday and he agreed that when he was 23 he was irritating, bumptious and over-the-top, but he's made cooking fun."
Their peaceful day out turns into a rollercoaster ride of hilarious escapades and perilous pitfalls when their lively and bumptious friend, Toad, enters the story.
With the bumptious Toad's heart set on a shiny new motorcar and his very liberty soon at stake, will his faithful friends come to his rescue - and will he let them?
He's no great actor, looking like a plump ruddy overgrown schoolboy either petulant or puzzled, but Wagner's bumptious hero is
"Norartakir" depicts the fantasies of its bumptious protagonist upsetting the picturesque holiday he and his unhappy wife planned in an ancient city in the Caucasus, his bumbling assertiveness and dreams of prowess unable to get out of each other's way.
In her day job, Jerne reads proof at a two-person publishing house owned by editor in chief Norma-Elektra and her husband, Armin dermak, a marginally dysfunctional vampire whom Jerne finds "as repulsive as spinach puree." But what Jerne really wants to do is to write and publish animal stories for children about "Initiative, the bumptious but cowardly rabbit." In realizing this goal, Jerne has a problem: being a force of darkness "insensible to goodness," she is singularly ill-suited by experience or temperament to imbue her stories with suitable moral content.