Forwardness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrwərdnəs|  American pronunciation of the word forwardness
Brit.  |ˈfɔːwədnəs|  British pronunciation of the word forwardness

noun

- offensive boldness and assertiveness (syn: bumptiousness, cockiness, pushiness)
- an advanced stage

the forwardness of the harvest this year
the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter

- prompt willingness(syn: eagerness, readiness, zeal)

he tried to explain his forwardness in battle

Examples

The forward deck of a boat

The forward movement of history

A very forward young woman

Her long hair fell forward as she bent to tie her shoes.

He pushed the throttle forward.

She took a small step forward.

The narrative moves backward and forward in time.

The technology has taken a big step forward.

Your letter will be forwarded to the appropriate department.

Please forward my mail to my new address.

the forwardness of the harvest this year

the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter

he tried to explain his forwardness in battle

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