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a. energetic; pushy. (from 19th c.)


adj. marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative; "an aggressive young exective"; "a pushful insurance agent"; "a pushing youth intent on getting on in the world" [syn: aggressive, enterprising, pushing, pushy]

Usage examples of "pushful".

His relationship with van Delden was a very strange one now, the old subservience overlaid by a pushful self-confidence, and yet underneath it I sensed that nothing had really changed, the bond between them as strong as ever, so that I wasn't surprised at the deep concern in his voice as he said, 'Please, you take my advice.

And that when he was simply seeking an all-round nervous stimulant to bring languid people up to the stresses of these pushful days.