uppishness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n uppishness assumption of airs beyond one's station
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n uppishness The character of being uppish; arrogance; airiness; pretentiousness; self-assertion.
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Usage

In literature:

You're a little too uppish yet, Matt.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
It does sound so uppish, don't it?
"Castle Richmond" by Anthony Trollope
I shouldn't mind something, perhaps, which would make her and Colonel Danby less uppish.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Very tall and well set up, with piercin' blue eyes, long white hair an' beard, an' a pretty uppish way of talkin'.
"A Little Bush Maid" by Mary Grant Bruce
Grovel, and the best of them get uppish.
"Right Ho, Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
Agnes was not quite so uppish undressing me as usual.
"The Visits of Elizabeth" by Elinor Glyn
Why so uppish wi' Philip Feltram?
"J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
So I hope you won't blame Jerry for being a little mite uppish.
"The Gringos" by B. M. Bower
And besides, I can't stand uppishness, and I won't.
"The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns" by Arnold Bennett
It seems a good many of the lower lot thought it looked uppish.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, May 23, 1891" by Various
The Crawfords were considered very uppity people and their slaves were uppish too.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
Netta had become too uppish of late.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
An' she was so composed an' calm, so weel-bred withoot bein' uppish!
"Betty Grier" by Joseph Waugh
But of the uppish ones there was one officer in particular I could not endure.
"White Nights and Other Stories" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Don't be uppish, old man.
"The Dispatch-Riders" by Percy F. Westerman
It's on'y nat'ral that eddication should make a man uppish.
"The Story of Antony Grace" by George Manville Fenn
The campers flocked round her and found that she whom they had regarded as "uppish," could be almost gracious.
"Mrs. Bindle" by Hebert Jenkins
You see, distinguished doctors everywhere are a little uppish, and so their patients have to come to them.
"West African studies" by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
Which some servants are awfully uppish, and thinks themselves no end of nobs.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, November 25, 1893" by Various
Afzul had of late been growing idle and uppish; so John had sided with Kirpo in this particular dispute.
"Miss Stuart's Legacy" by Flora Annie Steel
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