- Boldness or overfamiliarity in manner: he was taken aback by the girl’s forwardnessMore example sentences
boldness, brashness, brazenness, barefacedness, shamelessness, immodesty, audacity, effrontery, daring, presumption, familiarity, overfamiliarity, irreverence, over-assertiveness, overconfidence, overweening nature; aggressiveness, aggression, pertness, impudence, impertinence, cheek, insolence
- Alex chuckled, and Lily blushed at her own forwardness.
- William was taken aback by the girl's forwardness.
- Katherine was slightly abashed at his forwardness and lingered outside of the house, not really wanting to go in.