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Synonyms for bumptiousness

offensive boldness and assertiveness

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Lee thinks the Brand brand of bumptiousness may have something to do with his previous drug addiction.
Born from his doctoral dissertation, the book displays more bumptiousness than brilliance.
In Egotism in German Philosophy, Santayana pillories certain thinkers, mostly but not exclusively German, for their moral bumptiousness, which prompts them to consider themselves beings essentially of their own making, and to ascribe to their own mind and will the power of fashioning the world in their image:
Ratner and Teeter contend that this development contributed to the increasing power of newspapers and attempt to trace the escalating bumptiousness of northern and southern editorials in the years immediately prior to the Civil War.
Be sure that no cartons (big or little) of bumptiousness or quarrelsomeness get into your baggage.
Renee Zellweger brings just the right cocktail blend of bumpkin bumptiousness and prefeminist ingenuity to the role of Barbara Novak, a Maine librarian whose just-published self-help tome, ``Down With Love,'' knocks President Kennedy's ``Profiles in Courage'' off the top of the best-seller charts in a week.
The gleaming machine-age idealism of the former and the garrulous metamorphic bumptiousness of the latter are quoted and aggressed against in the same cruelly parodic breath.
Englishmen, however, increasingly viewed the rapidly developing 'Great Republic of the West' with the pride of a parent mixed with annoyance at the adolescent's bumptiousness.
But that's as much bumptiousness as you'll need to excuse.