For the political season and more


We came across a word that we had not heard in awhile, but we love the sound of it. The word is bumptious, meaning proud or confident with such loudness or rudeness  that it offends other people.

Doesn’t this sound perfect for use during the political season! For example: The Senate incumbent ended his bumptious rhetoric when the polls showed that he was losing to the opposing candidate.

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, etymologists believe that the word  was coined about from “bump,” a noun, and “tious.” It was first used around 1800.

The opposite of the word would be “humble” or “modest.”

Before the election in November, we are likely to hear much bumptious talk

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