offensive boldness and assertiveness
Syn: ↑bumptiousness, ↑pushiness, ↑forwardness
Derivationally related forms: ↑forward (for: ↑forwardness), ↑pushy (for: ↑pushiness), ↑cocky, ↑bumptious (for: ↑bumptiousness)
Hypernyms: ↑assertiveness, ↑self-assertiveness

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