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uppity

adjective     /ˈʌp.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ informal disapproving
describes a person who behaves in an unpleasant way because they think that they are more important than they really are: He got/became very uppity when his fashion designs were criticized.Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoasting
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