- n. The state, or an instance, of being uppity.
“My guess is that her uppitiness has more to do having crossed swords and policies with Leon in the past, and less to do with how well he might perform now.”
“But mostly we admire it for its uppitiness, its Photoshop of Horrors, and the always-pleasing Unsolicited Uterus Update of the Week.”
“But the story of Henry Louis Gates Jr. is making for hot copy; Gates getting busted in his own home for being "tumultuous," "secretly reading," and for "general uppitiness".”
“Even more standard for Republicans, especially in the year that saw Barack Obama's election, are the off-key comments about uppitiness, Senators whistling Dixie, and, most recently, a funny little party-endorsed mailer called "Barack the Magic Negro.”
“Aaron Hawkins's name was invoked again and I was honored to be able to speak loudly and proudly about his voice, spirit and uppitiness in the presence of Dru and Irina Slutsky (who eulogized Aaron at Red Herring).”
“Think Malkin frothing at the uppitiness of the Japanese Americans Citizens League daring to speak up, much less the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, or the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund– bunch of liberal immigrants who should just be grateful and silent according to those of her ilk.”
“Did you come up against objections or uppitiness against your being a woman and daring to write about a man's sport or field of interest?”
“She's always been pretty subdued around Komachi but she cranked the teasing and generally uppitiness to maximum this week.”
“Contrary to what you might think, your readership has not conspired against you in a fit of, to use your words, Ivy League self-importance, uppitiness, or ressentiment.”
“There wasn't any pomp and uppitiness of the catholic church, and it was just learning about living a better life.”
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