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- 1. bumptiousness, cockiness, pushiness, forwardness, assertiveness, self-assertiveness
- usage: offensive boldness and assertiveness
- 2. forwardness, earliness
- usage: an advanced stage; "the forwardness of the harvest this year"; "the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter"
- 3. readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness, willingness
- usage: prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"
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