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Meaning of ASSUMPTIVE

Pronunciation:  u'sumptiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  accepted as real or true without proof; "an assumed increase in population"; "the assumed reason for his absence"; "assumptive beliefs"; "his loyalty was taken for granted"
  2. [adj]  excessively forward; "an assumptive person"; "on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide"; "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants"
 

ASSUMPTIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: acknowledged, assumed, assuming, forward, presumptuous, taken for granted(p)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*sump"tive\, a. [L. assumptivus, fr. assumptus,
fr. assumere.]
Assumed, or capable of being assumed; characterized by
assumption; making unwarranted claims. -- {As*sump"tive*ly},
adv.

{Assumptive arms} (Her.), originally, arms which a person had
   a right to assume, in consequence of an exploit; now,
   those assumed without sanction of the Heralds' College.
   --Percy Smith.

 

 

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