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Definition of forwardness:

  1. A state of advance beyond the usual degree; prematureness; precocity; as, the forwardnessof spring or of corn; the forwardness of a pupil.
  2. An advanced stage of progress or of preparation; advancement; as, his measures were in great forwardness.
  3. Boldness; confidence; assurance; want of due reserve or modesty.
  4. Eagerness; ardor; as, it is difficult to restrain the forwardness of youth.
  5. The quality of being forward; cheerful readiness; promtness; as, the forwardness of Christians in propagating the gospel.

Synonyms:

preparedness, impertinence, crust, facility, courtesy, face, impudence, readiness, officiousness, presumptuousness, pushiness, nerve, sauciness, zeal, sassiness, familiarity, audacity, chutzpah, rudeness, boldness, discourtesy, cheekiness, assurance, pertness, keenness, brass, assumption, effrontery, disrespect, elan, cheek, gall, ardor, brazenness, overconfidence, attitude, set, nerviness, presumptuousness, uppityness, bumptiousness, cockiness, brashness, ardour, preparation, insolence, incivility, sauce, intrusiveness, uppishness, eagerness, avidness, presumption, impudency, avidity, audaciousness.

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