forwardness

[ fawr-werd-nis ]
/ ˈfɔr wərd nɪs /

noun

overreadiness to push oneself forward; lack of appropriate modesty; presumption; boldness.
cheerful readiness; promptness; eagerness.
condition of being in advance.

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Origin of forwardness

First recorded in 1515–25; forward + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for forwardness

forwardness
/ (ˈfɔːwədnɪs) /

noun

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