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presumptuous

[pri-zuhmp-choo-uh s] /prɪˈzʌmp tʃu əs/
adjective
1.
full of, characterized by, or showing presumption or readiness to presume in conduct or thought.
2.
unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward.
3.
Obsolete, presumptive.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Late Latin praesūmptuōsus, variant of Latin praesūmptiōsus. See presumption, -ous
Related forms
presumptuously, adverb
presumptuousness, noun
overpresumptuous, adjective
overpresumptuously, adverb
overpresumptuousness, noun
unpresumptuous, adjective
unpresumptuously, adverb
unpresumptuousness, noun
Can be confused
presumptive, presumptuous.
Synonyms
1, 2. impertinent, audacious; fresh; arrogant. See bold.
Antonyms
1, 2. modest, unassuming.
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British Dictionary definitions for unpresumptuous

presumptuous

/prɪˈzʌmptjʊəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by presumption or tending to presume; bold; forward
2.
an obsolete word for presumptive
Derived Forms
presumptuously, adverb
presumptuousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unpresumptuous

presumptuous

adj.

mid-14c., from Old French presumtuex (12c.; Modern French présomptueux) and directly from Late Latin praesumptuosus, variant of praesumptiosus, from past participle stem of Latin praesumere "anticipate," in Late Latin, "assume" (see presumption). Related: Presumptuously; presumptuousness.

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