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  • obtrusively pushy; self-assertive to a pretentious extreme
          the politician may have had good ideas, but he was bumptious to a fault
  • in a bumptious manner
          he bumptiously introduced himself and subsequently infered himself as the topic of conversation
  • the degree to which something is bumptious
          the woman would be quite likable sans bumptiousness
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Bump"tious (&?;), a. Self-conceited; forward; pushing. [Colloq.] Halliwell.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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