presumptuously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.presumptuously - in a presumptuous manner; "he presumptuously overstepped the doctor's orders"
Translations

presumptuously

[prɪˈzʌmptjʊəslɪ] ADVcon atrevimiento, con osadía

presumptuously

adv I had assumed, somewhat presumptuously, that …es war vielleicht vermessen, aber ich hatte angenommen, dass …

presumptuously

[prɪˈzʌmptjʊəslɪ] advpresuntuosamente
References in classic literature ?
And woe to Boythorn or other daring wight who shall presumptuously contest an inch with him!
Philip's sense of the situation was too complete for him not to be visited with glancing fears lest he had been intervening too presumptuously in the action of Maggie's conscience, perhaps for a selfish end.
207-210) But these sons whom be begot himself great Heaven used to call Titans (Strainers) in reproach, for he said that they strained and did presumptuously a fearful deed, and that vengeance for it would come afterwards.
This is the same man that is so presumptuously deluded to the point of thinking that he has earned the right to teach Nigeria lessons about governance.
There is one verse in particular which I would like, presumptuously perhaps, to see used as my epitaph some day.
Eighty per cent complete, Camlica stares presumptuously at the most magnificent of Sinan's Istanbul creations, on the Thracian shore of the Golden Horn.
He and others have called for a clean break with Brussels which he and Councillor Jacob Young arrogantly and presumptuously claim is what the people voted for in last year's referendum.
Touted early on, perhaps somewhat presumptuously, as "Canada's Only Provincial Encyclopedia," the ENL, like The Dictionary of Newfoundland English, is a monument that most other provinces can only aspire to have.
Magnum bucks always garner a lot of public attention, and unfortunately many onlookers presumptuously assume or wish the worst on the lucky hunter who fills a tag with such a whitetail.
Something like these instances of presumptuously imposing one's own disposition upon the outlook of others helps to explain why When She Was Good opens with the post-narrative visit of Lucy's maternal grandfather, Willard, to the gravesites of his sister, Ginny, and granddaughter, Lucy.
Having used dirt to explode the notion that the various aristocracies of his world are any sort of breed apart, Martin then has them presumptuously dole out shocking forms of corporal and capital punishment.
He is a frank boy, speaking with a strong regional accent and sometimes behaving presumptuously.