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These Pelmatops and other kinds of stalk-eyed flies face off, eyestalk to eyestalk, with uppity intruders.

You know: I am to intone that these pundits think of Obama as an “uppity Negro.”

They say, “Love the way you dealt with that uppity teenager!”

Conservatives really seem to hate it when uppity women—damn that pesky economic empowerment!

These comments about Kagan are part of a long tradition of taking down uppity women.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews felt at ease, on national television, referring to a woman as “ she devil,” “ witchy,” and “ uppity.”

We ought to beat hershell get too uppity to live with, declared Bobby, discussing these games.

Juniper was a sight more uppity than Rosaotherwise she wouldnt have flew the coop, said Bob Wildwood, shaking his head.

So Mars' Colby had ter let dat uppity yaller gal go ahead an' do her worstest.

Den, how come you talk so uppity, like a man wid de law on he side and ain't a-scared o' nobody?

"Sounds very uppity to me," she said with a humorous glance at her own ancient gown.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to uppity, such as: audacious, bossy, bragging, cavalier, cheeky, and cocky.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.