[ uh-suhmp-tiv ]
/ əˈsʌmp tɪv /


taken for granted.
characterized by assumption: an assumptive statement.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for assumptively

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

Word Origin and History for assumptively



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper