Boldness or overfamiliarity in manner: he was taken aback by the girl’s forwardness
More example sentences
- 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.
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