Origin of presumptuous
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Examples from the Web for presumptuous
I find both “admirer” and “suitor” to be presumptuous and one-sided.What Should I Call the Man I Love?
November 18, 2014
Such a position is presumptuous on the one hand and unnecessary on the other.If You Want To Be Politically Irrelevant, Support BDS
John L. Rosove
October 21, 2013
If I should be so presumptuous, I believe I speak for Bieber when I say: everyone needs to just chill, bro.Justin Bieber Busted for Pot: Does It Matter?
April 25, 2013
It would be presumptuous of me to declare anyone the next great player, for only time decides these questions.Pianist Matthew Shipp Says Goodbye to Tenor Colossus David S. Ware
October 21, 2012
I would not be so presumptuous, 18 hours after being named, to speak knowledgably about the inside.ABC's New Headliner
December 3, 2010
I am not so presumptuous as to say that for me this may not happen.The Conquest of Fear
The diffident took heart before him, and the presumptuous were checked.Heroes of the Telegraph
This young man is his book-keeper, and so his love is presumptuous.
We have—you have disproved the love I was so presumptuous as to believe you fostered for me.Bardelys the Magnificent
"Presumptuous that I am," said he to the rivulet, to contradict himself the next moment.The Trampling of the Lilies
- characterized by presumption or tending to presume; bold; forward
- an obsolete word for presumptive
Word Origin and History for presumptuous
mid-14c., from Old French presumtuex (12c.; Modern French présomptueux) and directly from Late Latin praesumptuosus, variant of praesumptiosus, from past participle stem of Latin praesumere "anticipate," in Late Latin, "assume" (see presumption). Related: Presumptuously; presumptuousness.