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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•sump•tu•ous*prɪˈzʌmp tʃu əs(adj.)

  1. characterized by or showing presumption or readiness to presume; unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward.

  2. Obs. presumptive.

* Syn: See bold.

Origin of presumptuous:

1300–50; ME < LL praesūmptuōsus, var. of L praesūmptiōsus. See presumptive , -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. assumptive, assuming, presumptuous(adj)

    excessively forward

    "an assumptive person"; "on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide"; "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants"


  1. presumptuous(Adjective)

    Going beyond what is right or proper because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance

  2. Origin: praesumptuosus. Confer: presumption, French présomptueux, Old French presumptuous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presumptuous(adj)

    full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent; as, a presumptuous commander; presumptuous conduct

  2. Presumptuous(adj)

    founded on presumption; as, a presumptuous idea

  3. Presumptuous(adj)

    done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of known duty; willful

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impolitely bold.

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