- n assumption of airs beyond one's station
- A taxpayer-subsidized salon proved an embarrassment to the Administration, but it was finally some hairsplitting uppityness by the Grauxes that prompted their dismissal: unhappy .
- In Roedean's cloistered life, the girls have few chances to meet outsiders, are apt to give an impression of embarrassed uppityness when they do.
- It is one thing for citizens to indulge themselves in democratic uppityness; it's quite another to sink into sullen discouragement.
- Lyndon Johnson in WorldNetDaily
These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness,Johnson said in 1957.