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Definition of "jumped-up" []

  • Suddenly risen in significance, esp when appearing arrogant (adjective)
  • Describes a person who thinks or acts as if he/she is superior in some way that the speaker disagrees with. For instance, pretending to be of a higher class or having greater authority than he/she has in reality. (adjective)

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Use "jumped-up" in a sentence
  • "I know that the appearance of Shirley Novello will look different when I've gone through books and books of the women police officers being referred to as WPCs and treated like jumped-up chaperones, useful mostly for patting down and calming down women suspects than it did the first time, when I had "Ivor" for one of the characters right away."
  • "He should find room to talk of Murali, one of cricket's great champions, and how after the horrific Boxing Day tsunami he made countless phone calls to borrow lorries and transport aid to the east, and also to argue vehemently with a jumped-up local politician or two when he suspected that the aid was not getting to where it was most sorely needed."
  • "The connection between the Elders of Sodom and that jumped-up faction of pretenders was severed with the Albigensians."