1. [syn: assumptive, assuming, presumptuous]
2. accepted as real or true without proof;
- Example: "the assumed reason for his absence"
- Example: "assumptive beliefs"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Assumptive \As*sump"tive\, a. [L. assumptivus, fr. assumptus,
Assumed, or capable of being assumed; characterized by
assumption; making unwarranted claims. -- As*sump"tive*ly,
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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" [syn: assumptive, assuming, presumptuous]
2: accepted as real or true without proof; "the assumed reason
for his absence"; "assumptive beliefs"