Origin of presumptuous
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Examples from the Web for presumptuously
We thought this enough; but we were utterly and presumptuously wrong.
Pardon me if I have thrust myself too presumptuously upon your sorrow.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
That was said not vainly or presumptuously, but in reproof of sycophantic courtiers.Narrative And Miscellaneous Papers
Thomas De Quincey
This may be speaking too presumptuously, and may deserve a punishment.Life of John Keats
William Michael Rossetti
And how presumptuously she had wished for "something to happen!"Faith Gartney's Girlhood
Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
- characterized by presumption or tending to presume; bold; forward
- an obsolete word for presumptive
Word Origin and History for presumptuously
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.