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We ought to beat hershell get too uppity to live with, declared Bobby, discussing these games.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Juniper was a sight more uppity than Rosaotherwise she wouldnt have flew the coop, said Bob Wildwood, shaking his head.
THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS UNDER CANVASGRACE BROOKS HILL
She was making her do that because she thought she was uppity and she wanted to punish her.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATESWORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
So Mars' Colby had ter let dat uppity yaller gal go ahead an' do her worstest.
THE CORNER HOUSE GIRLS AT SCHOOLGRACE BROOKS HILL
Den, how come you talk so uppity, like a man wid de law on he side and ain't a-scared o' nobody?
CAPTAIN TEDLOUIS PENDLETON
"Sounds very uppity to me," she said with a humorous glance at her own ancient gown.
MISS PAT AT ARTEMIS LODGEPEMBERTON GINTHER
The Crawfords were considered very uppity people and their slaves were uppish too.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVES: VOLUME IV, GEORGIA NARRATIVES, PART 1WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
Ever'thing was all right 'til one o' dem uppity overseers tried to act smart.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVESWORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
You was 'fested with letheh straps an' uppity talk when I knowed you fust.
LADY LUCKHUGH WILEY
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WORDS RELATED TO UPPITY

  • abstracted
  • aloof
  • casual
  • cool
  • disinterested
  • distant
  • faraway
  • icy
  • incurious
  • indifferent
  • introspective
  • introverted
  • laid-back
  • offish
  • putting on airs
  • removed
  • reserved
  • standoffish
  • stuck up
  • uncommunicative
  • unconcerned
  • uninterested
  • uninvolved
  • uppity
  • withdrawn
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