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1. Characterized by assumption.
2. Taken for granted; assumed.
3. Presumptuous; assuming.

as·sump′tive·ly adv.


(əˈsʌmp tɪv)

1. taken for granted.
2. characterized by assumption.
[1605–15; < Latin]
as•sump′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.assumptive - 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"
forward - used of temperament or behavior; lacking restraint or modesty; "a forward child badly in need of discipline"
2.assumptive - accepted as real or true without proof; "the assumed reason for his absence"; "assumptive beliefs"
acknowledged - recognized or made known or admitted; "the acknowledged leader of the community"; "a woman of acknowledged accomplishments"; "his acknowledged error"


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