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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishuppityup‧pi‧ty /ˈʌpɪti/ (also uppish British English /ˈʌpɪʃ/) adjective informal  PROUDbehaving as if you are more important than you really are, or not showing someone enough respect uppity kids
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uppityWilko sidelined Cantona like a shot when he started getting uppity.The army stamps with efficiency on any uppity religious leaders.By 1985, when the psychoanalysts attempted to reintroduce masochism, a backlash against feminism, against uppity women, was current.
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