tactlessly or officiously aggressive; forward; intrusive.
- push·ing·ly, adverb
- push·ing·ness, noun
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How to use pushing in a sentence
Artists including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell have pulled their music off of Spotify in protest against Rogan’s pushing of misinformation about the covid-19 vaccines.What Spotify’s CEO was really telling employees in his memo about Joe Rogan | Scott Nover | February 7, 2022 | Quartz
Building a working reactor—even a very small one—requires precise and painstaking efforts of both engineering and paper pushing.A New Generation of Nuclear Reactors Could Hold the Key to a Green Future | Andrew Blum | November 16, 2021 | Time
The message these stories impart is that the outdoors is a place of conquest, of list-making and box-checking and limit-pushing—which, at its worst, can lead to risky or irresponsible behavior.
There are parks filled with men pushing strollers and coffee shops where fathers meet their friends, babes in arms.
Youssef said the jailings are not only driving the community underground but pushing many to move abroad.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays | Bel Trew | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Foxx says that he thinks this generation has the capacity to keep pushing through racial barriers.
And U.S. lawmakers are pushing to involve China in any retaliation against the Sony hack.
And compare, as noted up top, to Secretary Clinton, who spent years quietly pushing a modernized Cuba policy.
My thought was to keep pushing in troops from "W" Beach until the enemy had fallen back to save themselves from being cut off.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Edward, while busily arranging 'to cross seas' to Flanders, was also pushing forward preparations for a 'Scottish War.'King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
He lost his head as the lower gates swung open, and broke the rule of the river by pushing out in front of a launch.Uncanny Tales | Various
A louder and different tone is elicited upon pushing the key further down.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
I am pushing the smiths as hard as possible, and you must do the same at your works, that the greatest dispatch may be made.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
British Dictionary definitions for pushing
enterprising, resourceful, or aggressively ambitious
almost or nearly (a certain age, speed, etc): pushing fifty
- pushingly, adverb
- pushingness, noun
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