Definition of uppish in English:

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uppish

Pronunciation: /ˈəpiSH/

adjective

informal
Arrogantly self-assertive.
Example sentences
  • She sensed, too, that her English accent kept her a little apart, made her sound uppish.

Derivatives

uppishly

adverb

uppishness

Pronunciation: /ˈəpiSHnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • The comedy portrays the changing relationship between Henry Horatio Hobson, a widower and boot-shop proprietor, and his three daughters who have begun showing ‘a general increase of uppishness’.
  • In addition, batman often has to rescue, save, or generally protect robin from his uppishness and his willingness to get into trouble.
  • It may be grossly unfair of me to suggest it, but when one of their number is singled out, even the most charitable colleagues will be on the look-out for the slightest signs of uppishness.

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Syllabification: up·pish

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