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presumptuous - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'presumptuous' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Presumptuous [ a.]
- Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent; as, a presumptuous commander; presumptuous conduct.
- Founded on presumption; as, a presumptuous idea.
- Done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of known duty; willful.

Meaning of 'presumptuous' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . presumptuous [ s]
Meaning (1):
- excessively forward
Example in sentence:
  • 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