Definition of pushy in English:

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pushy

Pronunciation: /ˈpʊʃi/

adjective (pushier, pushiest)

Excessively or unpleasantly self-assertive or ambitious: a pushy salesperson I didn’t want too appear too pushy
More 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.
Synonyms
assertive, thrusting, pushing, ambitious, driven, aggressive, forceful, forward, obtrusive, bold, brash, bumptious, arrogant, officious, bossy, presumptuous, full of oneself, self-assertive, overbearing, domineering, confident, overconfident, cocksure;
informal cocky
North American informal badass
rare pushful

Derivatives

pushily

adverb
Example sentences
  • Number 24 loomed rather pushily over the houses around and opposite it.

pushiness

Pronunciation: /ˈpʊʃɪnəs/
noun
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

Line breaks: pushy

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