[ pri-zuhmp-choo-uhs ]
/ prɪˈzʌmp tʃu əs /
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full of, characterized by, or showing presumption or readiness to presume in conduct or thought, as by saying or doing something without right or permission.
unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward.
OTHER WORDS FOR presumptuous
1, 2 impertinent, audacious; fresh; arrogant.
OPPOSITES FOR presumptuous
1, 2 modest, unassuming.
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Origin of presumptuous
1300–50; Middle English <Late Latin praesūmptuōsus, variant of Latin praesūmptiōsus.See presumption, -ous
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1, 2. See bold.
OTHER WORDS FROM presumptuous
pre·sump·tu·ous·ly, adverbpre·sump·tu·ous·ness, nouno·ver·pre·sump·tu·ous, adjectiveo·ver·pre·sump·tu·ous·ly, adverb
o·ver·pre·sump·tu·ous·ness, nounun·pre·sump·tu·ous, adjectiveun·pre·sump·tu·ous·ly, adverbun·pre·sump·tu·ous·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH presumptuouspresumptive, presumptuous
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How to use presumptuous in a sentence
The presumptuousness of this language was softened by tones and gestures so humble, that I found it impossible to be angry!Discipline|Mary Brunton
But he could see no excuse for this presumptuousness in himself.The Courage of Marge O'Doone|James Oliver Curwood
Perhaps the damned are not utterly damned, so long as they do not add presumptuousness to their error.The Debit Account|Oliver Onions
She sat there sneering at the presumptuousness of screen idols whom she had almost literally worshiped a year before.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes
"More and more every minute," he said, not to be abashed by Betty's good natured presumptuousness.Spring Street|James H. Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for presumptuous
/ (prɪˈzʌmptjʊəs) /
characterized by presumption or tending to presume; bold; forward
an obsolete word for presumptive
Derived forms of presumptuouspresumptuously, adverbpresumptuousness, noun
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