Meaning of “forwardness” in the English Dictionary


"forwardness" in English

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forwardnessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfɔː.wəd.nəs/ us /ˈfɔːr.wɚd.nəs/ disapproving

Examples from literature

  • Hence she has been praised by some for her courage, and blamed by others for her forwardness. 
  • Such indeed is the force of prejudice, that what was called spirit and wit in him, was cruelly repressed as forwardness in me. 
  • Suddenly meeting The clear eyes, he smiled, and then shrank inwardly at his forwardness. 
  • They showed neither forwardness nor timidity, but greeted each other and their host with grown-up dignity and formality. 
  • Yet there's nothing of forwardness, nothing of impertinence. 

(Definition of “forwardness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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