What does assuming mean?

Definitions for assuming
əˈsu mɪŋas·sum·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assumptive, assuming, presumptuousadjective

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Assumingparticipial adj.

    Arrogant; haughty.

    Etymology: from assume.

    His haughty looks, and his assuming air,
    The son of Isis could no longer bear. Dryden.


  1. assuming

    Assuming is the act of accepting or concluding something to be true without a full proof or evidence, usually in preparation for or as a premise of an argument, action, or statement. It can also refer to the action of taking responsibility or control.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assuming

    of Assume

  2. Assumingadjective

    pretentious; taking much upon one's self; presumptuous

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assuming' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4790

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assuming' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4192

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assuming in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assuming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of assuming in a Sentence

  1. Leana Wen:

    The larger the group, the higher the risk because Anthony Fauci are assuming the risk of each person there and the larger the group, the less likely Anthony Fauci are to fully understand people's vaccination status and their exposure.

  2. Keila Lino:

    I know right now with the flu season clinics, hospitals, everyone is just busy and assuming that’s what everyone has, but it’s more than that. In order for us to know, with simple blood work, it could have been caught. Something so simple.

  3. Bill Scher:

    I would be very cautious in assuming what happens in a primary automatically tells you what is going to happen in the general.

  4. Gisela Stuart:

    We must take care before assuming that anger turned up to maximum volume should be the default way to hold a political discussion.

  5. Eric Schmidt:

    I‘m assuming that our lead will continue over the next five years, and that China will catch up extremely quickly. So, in five years we’ll kind of be at the same level, possibly.

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