from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Disagreeably aggressive or forward.

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  • adjective Aggressively ambitious; overly assertive, bold or determined.

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  • adjective marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative


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  • Ronni could be abrasive, yes, let's use the term pushy, but ultimately, as her dinner invitation indicated, a good soul.

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  • Maybe the reason Christians seem a little pushy is cause we're so excited to let you know how awesome it is ... knowing the God of the universe, the One who offers us hope in this world messed up by sin!!!

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  • While some colleagues remember her as "bubbly," others called her pushy and self-aggrandizing.

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  • But here, in pushy, rude, inefficent Delhi airport, as we got off the flight and looked for our flight number in the baggage conveyor section, we saw KA staffers (listen carefully now), lining up trollies around the right conveyor before the passengers even got there!

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  • While some colleagues remember her as "bubbly," others called her pushy and self-aggrandizing.

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  • She called pushy parenting "the real modern disease".

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  • Which sounds decidedly embarrassing, and for all their work pulling strings behind the scenes, Arlyn and John have often been called pushy and criticised for foisting such grand ambitions on their children at such young ages.

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  • I have to tell you, when I went to Congress, my mother was a little bit pushy, which is how I got to where I am today.

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  • FINALLY, a job that appreciated someone who takes initiative and jumps in head first and * could* be called a pushy, steamrolling bitch!!!

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  • Mary called the pushy insurance agent and told him she was working with this senior and that the senior had told her he was not interested in changing his Medicare Advantage plan.

    Tucson Citizen 2010


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