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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Presumptuous

    prē-zump′tū-us, adj. full of presumption: going beyond the bounds of right or duty: bold and confident: founded on presumption: wilful.—adv. Presump′tuously.—n. Presump′tuousness. [L. præsumptuosus.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presumptuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presumptuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ben Cardin:

    I think it is somewhat presumptuous to take it to the UN for a vote before the Congressional review is over, that's why I think it would be better for them not to do it that way.

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