presumptuous


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pre·sump·tu·ous

 (prĭ-zŭmp′cho͞o-əs)
adj.
Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward: felt it was presumptuous of him to assume they had become friends.

[Middle English, from Old French presumptueux, from Late Latin praesūmptuōsus, variant of praesūmptiōsus, from praesūmptiō, presumption; see presumption.]

pre·sump′tu·ous·ly adv.
pre·sump′tu·ous·ness n.

presumptuous

(prɪˈzʌmptjʊəs)
adj
1. characterized by presumption or tending to presume; bold; forward
2. an obsolete word for presumptive
preˈsumptuously adv
preˈsumptuousness n

pre•sump•tu•ous

(prɪˈzʌmp tʃu əs)

adj.
1. characterized by or showing presumption or readiness to presume; unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward.
2. Obs. presumptive.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin praesūmptuōsus, variant of Latin praesūmptiōsus. See presumptive, -ous]
pre•sump′tu•ous•ly, adv.
pre•sump′tu•ous•ness, n.
syn: See bold.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.presumptuous - 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"

presumptuous

adjective pushy (informal), forward, bold, arrogant, presuming, rash, audacious, conceited, foolhardy, insolent, overweening, overconfident, overfamiliar, bigheaded (informal), uppish (Brit. informal), too big for your boots It would be presumptuous of me to give an opinion.
retiring, modest, shy, humble, timid, unassuming, bashful

presumptuous

adjective
Translations
قَليل الحَياء، وَقِح، مُتَجاسِر
drzý
indbildsk
elbizakodott
djarfur, ósvífinn
haddini bilmezküstah

presumptuous

[prɪˈzʌmptjʊəs] ADJatrevido
in that I was rather presumptuousen eso fui algo atrevido
it would be presumptuous of me to express an opinionsería osado por mi parte expresar una opinión

presumptuous

[prɪˈzʌmptʃʊəs] adjprésomptueux/euse

presumptuous

adj person, remarkanmaßend, unverschämt, dreist; (in connection with one’s abilities) → überheblich, anmaßend, vermessen (geh); behaviouranmaßend, unverschämt; ideaanmaßend, vermessen, großspurig; it would be presumptuous of me to …es wäre eine Anmaßung von mir, zu …

presumptuous

[prɪˈzʌmptjʊəs] adjpresuntuoso/a

presume

(prəˈzjuːm) verb
1. to believe that something is true without proof; to take for granted. When I found the room empty, I presumed that you had gone home; `Has he gone?' `I presume so.'
2. to be bold enough (to act without the right, knowledge etc to do so). I wouldn't presume to advise someone as clever as you.
preˈsumably adverb
I presume. She's not in her office – presumably she went home early.
preˈsumption (-ˈzamp-) noun
1. something presumed. She married again, on the presumption that her first husband was dead.
2. unsuitable boldness, eg in one's behaviour towards another person.
preˈsumptuous (-ˈzamptjuəs) , ((American) -ˈzamptʃuəs) adjective
impolitely bold.
preˈsumptuousness noun
References in classic literature ?
He is indeed presumptuous, and getting above himself; and nothing less than a flog- ging will do for him.
Harriet was a little distresseddid look a little foolish at first: but having once owned that she had been presumptuous and silly, and selfdeceived, before, her pain and confusion seemed to die away with the words, and leave her without a care for the past, and with the fullest exultation in the present and future; for, as to her friend's approbation, Emma had instantly removed every fear of that nature, by meeting her with the most unqualified congratulations.
I couldn't withhold giving some loose to my indignation; but Catherine angrily insisted on silence, and threatened to order me out of the kitchen, if I dared to be so presumptuous as to put in my insolent tongue.
Dear Agnes,' I said, 'it is presumptuous for me, who am so poor in all in which you are so rich - goodness, resolution, all noble qualities - to doubt or direct you; but you know how much I love you, and how much I owe you.
Poor Dolly's exposition of her simple Raveloe theology fell rather unmeaningly on Silas's ears, for there was no word in it that could rouse a memory of what he had known as religion, and his comprehension was quite baffled by the plural pronoun, which was no heresy of Dolly's, but only her way of avoiding a presumptuous familiarity.
Thence more at ease thir minds and somwhat rais'd By false presumptuous hope, the ranged powers Disband, and wandring, each his several way Pursues, as inclination or sad choice Leads him perplext, where he may likeliest find Truce to his restless thoughts, and entertain The irksome hours, till his great Chief return.
If, therefore, my dear friend, you have generosity enough to pardon the presumptuous attempt, to frame for myself a minstrel coronet, partly out of the pearls of pure antiquity, and partly from the Bristol stones and paste, with which I have endeavoured to imitate them, I am convinced your opinion of the difficulty of the task will reconcile you to the imperfect manner of its execution.
No sooner had they heard of this presumptuous name than they resolved to gain possession of her who bore it, and either to torment her cruelly, or at least to conceal her from the eyes of all men.
And said most sage Cide Hamete to his pen, "Rest here, hung up by this brass wire, upon this shelf, O my pen, whether of skilful make or clumsy cut I know not; here shalt thou remain long ages hence, unless presumptuous or malignant story-tellers take thee down to profane thee.
What I failed to do, through implicit belief that my petition would be presumptuous and unwelcome, I do now, Dejah Thoris; I ask you to be my wife, and by all the Virginian fighting blood that flows in my veins you shall be.
The man aimed a heavy fist at the black's face; but long experience in dodging similar blows saved the presumptuous one.
de Wardes, our presumptuous hero gave but little heed to that, although the marquis was young, handsome, rich, and high in the cardinal's favor.