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synonyms for forwardness

  • bumptiousness
  • impertinence
  • presumptuousness
  • rudeness

antonyms for forwardness

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  • politeness
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How to use forwardness in a sentence

My wife is still in the country; my house all in dirt; but my work in a good forwardness, and will be much to my mind at last.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
He fell into a chaffing way with his children and laughed heartily at Marian's forwardness.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Here we are more concerned with that forwardness to serve humanity, which he made the other mark of the true nation.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
Then, half-ashamed and startled at her forwardness, her gaze dropped.
PATCHWORKANNA BALMER MYERS
The frost was followed by glowing heats, and a wonderful forwardness of flowers and fruits.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
The Otaheiteans have the most perfect easiness of manners, equally free from forwardness and formality.
A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEAWILLIAM BLIGH
She questioned just how much active care she might take of Lady Calmady without indiscretion of over-forwardness.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
He was very unresponsive, and showed in his face that he thought little of this exhibition of American forwardness.
PATTY'S FRIENDSCAROLYN WELLS
And they curled their lip with real dislike of the girovago: his forwardness, his impudent aggressiveness.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
When a hat arrives at that state of forwardness ready for finishing, it is a very unsightly object to any person but a hatter.
A TREATISE ON HAT-MAKING AND FELTINGJOHN THOMSON
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WORDS RELATED TO FORWARDNESS

  • assurance
  • audaciousness
  • brass
  • cheek
  • chutzpah
  • cockiness
  • crust
  • defiance
  • disrespectfulness
  • effrontery
  • forwardness
  • gall
  • guts
  • gutsiness
  • hardiness
  • impertinence
  • impudence
  • insolence
  • moxie
  • nerve
  • rudeness
  • shamelessness
  • spunk
  • stuff
  • temerity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.