Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun upstart

3 senses of upstart

Sense 1
upstart -- (an arrogant or presumptuous person)
       => unpleasant person, disagreeable person -- (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Sense 2
upstart, parvenu, nouveau-riche, arriviste -- (a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class)
       => unpleasant person, disagreeable person -- (a person who is not pleasant or agreeable)

Sense 3
kip, upstart -- (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)
       => gymnastic exercise -- ((gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus))

Antonyms of adj upstart

1 sense of upstart

Sense 1
nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart (prenominal) -- (characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position)

INDIRECT (VIA pretentious) -> unpretentious -- (lacking pretension or affectation; "an unpretentious country church"; "her quiet unpretentious demeanor")

Similarity of adj upstart

1 sense of upstart

Sense 1
nouveau-riche, parvenu, parvenue, upstart (prenominal) -- (characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position)
       => pretentious (vs. unpretentious) -- (making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction; "a pretentious country house"; "a pretentious fraud"; "a pretentious scholarly edition")

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