Synonyms for upstart

Grammar : Noun
Spell : noun, adjective uhp-stahrt; verb uhp-stahrt
Phonetic Transcription : noun, adjective ˈʌpˌstɑrt; verb ʌpˈstɑrt

Définition of upstart

Origin :
  • 1550s, "one newly risen in importance or rank, a parvenu," also start-up, from up + start (v.) in the sense of "jump, spring, rise." Cf. the archaic verb upstart "to spring to one's feet," attested from c.1300.
  • noun newly rich
Example sentences :
  • That Francesco was an upstart was no longer a matter of surmise with him.
  • Extract from : « Love-at-Arms » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Here was this upstart new boy with an air of questioning his authority.
  • Extract from : « Rodney, the Ranger » by John V. Lane
  • An unedified palate is the irrepressible cloven foot of the upstart.
  • Extract from : « A Pair of Blue Eyes » by Thomas Hardy
  • Besides, as I said to Francis, you had only to look at this upstart of a Jansoulet to see what he was worth.
  • Extract from : « The Nabob » by Alphonse Daudet
  • It was by their order that the upstart Duncombe had been put in ward.
  • Extract from : « The History of England from the Accession of James II. » by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • I will fight this upstart folly while breath is in me, and I will teach you to fight it with me.
  • Extract from : « The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance » by Paul Elmer More
  • Calcutta is an upstart town with no depth of sentiment in her face and in her manners.
  • Extract from : « Creative Unity » by Rabindranath Tagore
  • It is not every one who's got such an easy conscience as this upstart fellow.
  • Extract from : « An Egyptian Princess, Complete » by Georg Ebers
  • The upstart had ruled like the savage that he was; and, after three years of misery, the whole Roman world had risen against him.
  • Extract from : « The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire » by George Rawlinson
  • They never ceased to regard him on that account as a soldier of fortune, and an upstart.
  • Extract from : « Sir Walter Ralegh » by William Stebbing

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