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assuming

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/ əˈsu mɪŋ /
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adjective
taking too much for granted; presumptuous.
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Origin of assuming

First recorded in 1595–1605; assume + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM assuming

as·sum·ing·ly, adverbself-as·sum·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for assuming

assuming
/ (əˈsjuːmɪŋ) /

adjective
expecting too much; presumptuous; arrogant
conjunction
(often foll by that) if it is assumed or taken for granted (that)even assuming he understands the problem, he will never take any action
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