bumptiousness

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bumptious +‎ -ness

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bumptiousness ‎(usually uncountable, plural bumptiousnesses)

  1. The state of being bumptious; conceitedness.
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury, 2005, Chapter 13,
      Gerald's special mixture of laziness and ambition seemed to crystallize under the camera into brutal bumptiousness.

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