- Forwardness For"ward*ness, n.
The quality of being forward; cheerful readiness; promtness;
as, the forwardness of Christians in propagating the gospel.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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forwardness — for|ward|ness [ fɔrwərdnəs ] noun uncount behavior that is too confident and does not show enough respect for other people … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
forwardness — forÂ·wardÂ·ness || fÉ”rwÉ™(r)dnÉªs / fÉ”Ëw n. impudence, boldness; readiness; progressive state … English contemporary dictionary