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assumptive

[uh-suhmp-tiv] /əˈsʌmp tɪv/
adjective
1.
taken for granted.
2.
characterized by assumption:
an assumptive statement.
Origin of assumptive
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin assūmptīvus, equivalent to assūmpt(us) (past participle) (see assumption) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
assumptively, adverb
nonassumptive, adjective
overassumptive, adjective
overassumptively, adverb
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  • This proclivity cannot be denied; nor can it be affirmed that it was accustomed to clothe itself in assumptively offensive forms.

    Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger Elihu G. Holland
Word Origin and History for assumptively

assumptive

adj.

early 15c., from Latin assumptivus, from assumpt-, past participle stem of assumere (see assume) + -ive.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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