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assumptive

[uh-suhmp-tiv]
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adjective
  1. taken for granted.
  2. characterized by assumption: an assumptive statement.
  3. presumptuous.

Origin of assumptive

1605–15; < Latin assūmptīvus, equivalent to assūmpt(us) (past participle) (see assumption) + -īvus -ive
Related formsas·sump·tive·ly, adverbnon·as·sump·tive, adjectiveo·ver·as·sump·tive, adjectiveo·ver·as·sump·tive·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • This proclivity cannot be denied; nor can it be affirmed that it was accustomed to clothe itself in assumptively offensive forms.

    Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger

    Elihu G. Holland


Word Origin and History for assumptively

assumptive

adj.

early 15c., from Latin assumptivus, from assumpt-, past participle stem of assumere (see assume) + -ive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper