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/ əˈsu mɪŋ /
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taking too much for granted; presumptuous.
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OTHER WORDS FROM assumingas·sum·ing·ly, adverbself-as·sum·ing, adjective
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They reckon to be very grand folks indeed, and p. 218talk largely—I thought assumingly.Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle|Clement K. Shorter
British Dictionary definitions for assuming
/ (əˈsjuːmɪŋ) /
expecting too much; presumptuous; arrogant
(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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