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Meaning of PRESUMPTUOUS

Pronunciation:  pri'zumpchoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

PRESUMPTUOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: assuming, assumptive, forward
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*sump"tu*ous\ (?; 135), a. [L. praesumptuosus:
cf. F. pr['e]somptueux, OF. also presumptuous. See
{Presumption}.]
1. Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or
   venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly;
   arrogant; insolent; as, a presumptuous commander;
   presumptuous conduct.

         A class of presumptuous men, whom age has not made
         cautious, nor adversity wise.         --Buckminster.

2. Founded on presumption; as, a presumptuous idea. ``False,
   presumptuous hope.'' --Milton.

3. Done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of
   known duty; willful. ``Keep back the servant also from
   presumptuous sins.'' --Ps. xix. 13.

Syn: Overconfident; foolhardy; rash; presuming; forward;
     arrogant; insolent.

 

 

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