offensive boldness and assertiveness
an advanced stage;
"the forwardness of the harvest this year"
"the arts are in no kind of forwardness in this matter"
"readiness to continue discussions"
"they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"
"they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"
"he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"
- He stared back, with a slight smile at her forwardness.