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[mass noun] Boldness or overfamiliarity in manner:‘he was taken aback by the girl's forwardness’
boldness, brashness, brazenness, barefacedness, shamelessness, immodesty, audacity, effrontery, daring, presumption, familiarity, overfamiliarity, irreverence, over-assertiveness, overconfidence, overweening natureaggressiveness, aggression, pertness, impudence, impertinence, cheek, insolenceneck, brass neck, face, cockiness, freshnessView synonyms
- ‘I think my forwardness was starting to make him a little uncomfortable.’
- ‘Alex chuckled, and Lily blushed at her own forwardness.’
- ‘The flap is measured in two dimensions, first measurement being the length and second being the forwardness of the flaps.’
- ‘William was taken aback by the girl's forwardness.’
- ‘Katherine was slightly abashed at his forwardness and lingered outside of the house, not really wanting to go in.’
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