Definition of Uppity in English :

Define Uppity in English

Uppity meaning in English

Meaning of Uppity in English

Pronunciation of Uppity in English

Uppity pronunciation in English

Pronounce Uppity in English


see synonyms of uppity

1. overweening, uppity

presumptuously arrogant

Example Sentences:
'had a witty but overweening manner'
'no idea how overweening he would be'
'getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down'

Based on WordNet 3.0, Princeton University


see synonyms of uppity
adjective informal
not yielding easily to persuasion or control
2.  another word for uppish

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see synonyms of uppity
inclined to be haughty, arrogant, snobbish, etc.

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see synonyms of uppity
1. Haughty or presumptuous, especially for one's rank or social standing: "At Vassar the girls she knew were better dressed than she was and had uppity finishing school manners" (John Dos Passos).
2. Not complacent or deferential; strongly self-assertive: "Even those who'd mastered the broom, Andrew Carnegie said ... needed to get a little uppity at some point" (Megan Hustad).

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