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[fawr-werd-nis] /ˈfɔr wərd nɪs/

overreadiness to push oneself ; lack of appropriate modesty; presumption; boldness.
cheerful readiness; promptness; eagerness.
condition of being in advance.
lack of modesty; presumption; boldness
willing readiness; eagerness
a state or condition of advanced progress or development

1520s, from forward (adj.) + -ness. Meaning “presumptuousness” is from c.1600.


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