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Bumptiousness  n.  Conceitedness. (Colloq.)

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"Bumptiousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... it, what power malignant stars with adverse fortune exercise upon us human beings! I had not spoken twice in my lifetime to that little simpleton of a Cardinal de' Gaddi; nor do I think that he meant by this bumptiousness of his to do me any harm, but only, through lightheadedness and senseless folly, to make it seem as though he also held the affairs of artists, whom the King was wanting, under his own personal supervision, just as the Cardinal of Ferrara did. But afterwards he was so stupid as not ...
— The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini • Benvenuto Cellini

... intolerant of bumptiousness, the Cardinal liked young men. He often had some about him, and in speaking to them the friendliness of his manner was touched with fatherliness in a truly attractive fashion. And as with young men, so with children. Surely nothing could be prettier than this answer to a little girl in New ...
— Collections and Recollections • George William Erskine Russell

Words linked to "Bumptiousness" :   cockiness, pushiness, forwardness, assertiveness

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