Noun(1) an arrogant or presumptuous person(2) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class(3) a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright
Adjective(1) characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
(1) The media's role in exposing his unfortunate behaviour and upstart arrogance has been highly commendable.(2) an upstart leader(3) At first she wanted to punch the nurse and storm off - how dare the young upstart speak to her like that?(4) They're even worse than those of the XFL, the upstart football league that barely lasted a season south of the border.(5) A small upstart company making a small operating system would not present much of a target to hackers, and would thus pay negligible premiums.(6) Was last night as close as the upstart governor will ever get to beating the patrician Senator?(7) Suddenly, nobody wanted to sell paper to an upstart little company with a lousy credit rating.(8) But be scrupulously polite to the people you criticize: A polite upstart is more tolerated than a rude one.(9) Last year the upstart newcomers not only won their division but won the League as well, earning the right to go up against the mighty New York Yankees in the World Series - they beat them.(10) The upstart company owns cemeteries in California, Missouri and Kansas, as well as a plot of Web space.(11) It is a charge which the upstart organisation has been quick to dispel, stressing co-operation rather than conflict.(12) The guitarist leader plays with the intelligent spark of an upstart and the relaxed confidence of a veteran.(13) Maybe that's hypocritical, and maybe it's just a part of the aging process - as a once-controversial practice becomes accepted, a new group of upstarts comes along.(14) So, just who are these upstarts from Clarinbridge?(15) In today's politics it is becoming a bit more difficult as people who ought to give guidance to political upstarts are themselves in front hurling invectives.(16) I keep wondering why the biggest document and content management companies remain asleep at the wheel while these upstarts are redefining the way that businesses will communicate.
(1) upstart :: arrogan
1. parvenu ::
2. arriviste ::
3. nouveau riche ::
4. status seeker ::
estati moun k ap chèche
5. social climber ::
7. johnny-come-lately ::
8. parvenu ::
Different Formsupstart, upstarted, upstarting, upstarts
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