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1. upstart

noun. ['ˈʌpˌstɑːrt'] an arrogant or presumptuous person.

Synonyms

  • smart aleck
  • wisenheimer
  • wise guy
  • disagreeable person
  • unpleasant person
  • wiseacre

Antonyms

  • modest
  • unpompous
  • quiet
  • restrained

Etymology

  • start (English)
  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up- (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Upstart

  • autopart
  • banghart
  • barnhardt
  • barnhart
  • baumgardt
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  • baumgart
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  • baumhardt
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  • betschart
  • betschart
  • bickhart
  • bizmart
  • bogart
  • bonaparte
  • bosshardt
  • bosshart
  • brillhart
  • calmart

Example sentences of the word upstart


1. Adjective
Using the outline in your business plan, begin to find sources of upstart capital.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Against certain sea sponges or marine clams, the oldest human is but a fresh-faced upstart.

2. upstart

noun. ['ˈʌpˌstɑːrt'] a gymnastic exercise performed starting from a position with the legs over the upper body and moving to an erect position by arching the back and swinging the legs out and down while forcing the chest upright.

Synonyms

  • gymnastic exercise

Antonyms

  • unostentatious
  • hibernate

Etymology

  • start (English)
  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up- (English)

3. upstart

noun. ['ˈʌpˌstɑːrt'] a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class.

Synonyms

  • climber
  • parvenu
  • social climber
  • unpleasant person
  • disagreeable person
  • arriviste
  • nouveau-riche

Antonyms

  • wake
  • aestivate
  • be active
  • honest

Etymology

  • start (English)
  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up- (English)

4. upstart

adjective. ['ˈʌpˌstɑːrt'] characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position.

Synonyms

  • parvenu
  • pretentious
  • nouveau-riche

Antonyms

  • old
  • insubordinate
  • senior
  • terminal

Etymology

  • start (English)
  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up- (English)
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