Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of FORWARDNESS

Pronunciation:  'forwurdnis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  offensive assertiveness
 

FORWARDNESS is a 11 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: bumptiousness, cockiness, pushiness
 
 See Also: assertiveness, self-assertiveness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\For"ward*ness\, n.
The quality of being forward; cheerful readiness; promtness;
as, the forwardness of Christians in propagating the gospel.

2. An advanced stage of progress or of preparation;
   advancement; as, his measures were in great forwardness.
   --Robertson.

3. Eagerness; ardor; as, it is difficult to restrain the
   forwardness of youth.

3. Boldness; confidence; assurance; want of due reserve or
   modesty.

         In France it is usual to bring children into
         company, and cherish in them, from their infancy, a
         kind of forwardness and assurance.    --Addison.

5. A state of advance beyond the usual degree; prematureness;
   precocity; as, the forwardnessof spring or of corn; the
   forwardness of a pupil.

         He had such a dexterous proclivity, as his teachers
         were fain to restrain his forwardness. --Sir H.
                                               Wotton.

Syn: Promptness; promptitude; eagerness; ardor; zeal;
     assurance; confidence; boldness; impudence; presumption.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY