(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. front, anterior, fore-most; precocious; ready, eager, prompt; enterprising, aggressive; intrusive, officious; pert, saucy, flip; future, coming. See insolence. —v. t. impel, dispatch, deliver, further, advance, encourage. See aid, transportation, progression.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Going forward]
Syn. advancing, progressing, leading on, ahead, progressive, onward, forth, propulsive, in advance.
Ant. backward*, retreating, regressive.
2. [At a forward position]
Syn. front, first, foremost; see ahead 2 .
3. [Bold]
Syn. presumptuous, impertinent, fresh*; see rude 2 .
1. [To help advance]
Syn. advance, assist, further, promote; see promote 1 .
2. [To send on]
Syn. deliver, transmit, reroute; see send 1 .
See Synonym Study at promote .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
bold, presumptuous, brazen, pushy, insolent, brash, impudent, cheeky, audacious, *nervy, *ballsy, fresh, pert.
ANT.: backwards, shy, reserved, deferential
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Rude and disrespectful: assuming, assumptive, audacious, bold, boldfaced, brash, brazen, cheeky, contumelious, familiar, impertinent, impudent, insolent, malapert, nervy, overconfident, pert, presuming, presumptuous, pushy, sassy, saucy, smart. Informal: brassy, flip, fresh, smart-alecky, snippety, snippy, uppish, uppity. Slang: wise1. See ATTITUDE, COURTESY. 2. Ahead of current trends or customs: advanced, precocious, progressive. See PRECEDE. II verb 1. To cause (something) to be conveyed to a destination: address, consign, dispatch, route, send, ship, transmit. See MOVE. 2. To cause to move forward or upward, as toward a goal: advance, further, promote. See FORWARD, HELP.

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