Definition of Forwardness in English :

Define Forwardness in English

Forwardness meaning in English

Meaning of Forwardness in English

Pronunciation of Forwardness in English

Forwardness pronunciation in English

Pronounce Forwardness in English


see synonyms of forwardness


1. bumptiousness, cockiness, forwardness, pushiness

offensive boldness and assertiveness

2. forwardness

an advanced stage

Example Sentences:
'the forwardness of the harvest this year'
'the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter'

3. eagerness, forwardness, readiness, zeal

prompt willingness

Example Sentences:
'readiness to continue discussions'
'they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel'
'they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority'
'he tried to explain his forwardness in battle'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of forwardness
lack of modesty; presumption; boldness
willing readiness; eagerness
a state or condition of advanced progress or development

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see synonyms of forwardness
a. At, near, or belonging to the front or forepart; fore: the forward section of the aircraft.
b. Located ahead or in advance: kept her eye on the forward horizon.
a. Going, tending, or moving toward a position in front: a forward plunge down a flight of stairs.
b. Sports Advancing toward an opponent's goal.
c. Moving in a prescribed direction or order for normal use: forward rolling of the cassette tape.
a. Ardently inclined; eager.
b. Lacking restraint or modesty; presumptuous or bold: a forward child.
a. Being ahead of current economic, political, or technological trends; progressive: a forward concept.
b. Deviating radically from convention or tradition; extreme.
5. Exceptionally advanced; precocious.
6. Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future: a rise in the forward price of corn.
adv. or for·wards (-wərdz)
1. Toward or tending to the front; frontward: step forward.
2. Into consideration: put forward a new proposal.
3. In or toward the future: looking forward to seeing you.
a. In the prescribed direction or sequence for normal use: rolled the tape forward.
b. In an advanced position or a configuration registering a future time: set the clock forward.
c. At or to a different time; earlier or later: moved the appointment forward, from Friday to Thursday. See Usage Note at backward.
1. A player in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey, who is part of the forward line of the offense.
2. The position played by such a person.
tr.v. for·ward·ed, for·ward·ing, for·wards
1. To send on to a subsequent destination or address. See Synonyms at send1.
2. To help advance; promote. See Synonyms at advance.

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