bumptious bumptious


  • (adj) offensively self-assertive


  1. What the Post was referring to was the persistent habit of MacArthur's communique writers in jazzing up their bulletins with bumptious prose.
  2. There followed 15 rounds of mauling with Dundee doing none of his usual bumptious fighting.
  3. It is also improved by the fact that Crowe's bumptious character comes to enjoy the man's company, even becoming his attorney when he leaves law enforcement.


  • Jody Rosen on Eydie Gormé (1928–2013)

    Eydie Gormé, who died on Saturday at 84, was the beneficiary of two mid-century inventions: the television variety show and the Great American Songbook. Both were actually gentrified updates of earlier pop culture. TV variety reworked brash, bumptious vaudeville for the electronic age; the Great American Songbook was the fifties ... More »        
    on August 12, 2013     Source: Vulture


  1. Mr Howard said he would "never be so bumptious and full of myself to say we've never made mistakes".
    on Sep 10, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Courier Mail

  2. Huston remembers her father being away so much that he was "a visitor in his own house. When we were little, we were his little adoring ones but then the time came when he returned and found slightly bumptious teenagers who weren't the enthusiastic...
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: John Huston Source: Independent

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