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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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Regardless of any infatuation with a physiological approach to studies of the nervous system, psychology departments in universities continue to pursue kinds of curricula that assumptively define the nature of human beings mainly in the broadly appealing and commonly accepted terms of mental self-agents.