Definition of pushy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝oSHē/

adjective (pushier, pushiest)

Excessively or unpleasantly self-assertive or ambitious.
Example sentences
  • She is ambitious but too pushy even for parliamentary circles.
  • She's pushy, arrogant, obnoxious, unbelievably abrasive, and not nearly as cute as she thinks she is.
  • I crave that definitive strategy created by pushy parents, by ambitious teachers.
assertive, self-assertive, overbearing, domineering, aggressive, forceful, forward, bold, bumptious, officious;
thrusting, ambitious, overconfident, cocky
informal bossy



Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝oSHəlē/
Example sentences
  • Number 24 loomed rather pushily over the houses around and opposite it.


Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝oSHēnis/
Example sentences
  • I had not yet learned to be bothered by the crowds and the heat and the pushiness.
  • Annoyed with her pushiness Trent sighed saying, ‘Lily I am going somewhere else for Christmas.’
  • She suddenly regretted her forceful behavior and her pushiness.

Words that rhyme with pushy

bushy, cushy

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: push·y

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