Search Result for "presumptuous":
1. excessively forward;
- Example: "an assumptive person"
- Example: "on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide"
- Example: "the duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants"
[syn: assumptive, assuming, presumptuous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Presumptuous \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. [1913 Webster] A class of presumptuous men, whom age has not made cautious, nor adversity wise. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster] 2. Founded on presumption; as, a presumptuous idea. "False, presumptuous hope." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Overconfident; foolhardy; rash; presuming; forward; arrogant; insolent. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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