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Presumptuous; arrogant.
On the assumption that; supposing: Assuming the house is for sale, would you buy it?

as·sum′ing·ly adv.


expecting too much; presumptuous; arrogant
(often foll by that) if it is assumed or taken for granted (that): even assuming he understands the problem, he will never take any action.


(əˈsu mɪŋ)

taking too much for granted; presumptuous.
as•sum′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.assuming - 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"


conjunction if, provided, providing, allowing, whether, admitting, supposing, granting, whenever, in case, wherever, on the assumption that, on condition that Assuming you're right, there's not much I can do about it.


References in classic literature ?
We have only, therefore, to notice how they are collected together, and we can then keep the collection without assuming any "real" table as distinct from the collection.
I protested, as a matter of form, against Admiral Bartram's solicitor assuming a position of authority at Baliol Cottage.
M'Dougal undertook to comply; assuming the whole management of the negotiation in virtue of the power vested in him, in case of the non-arrival of Mr.
Critics, he says, jump at certain groundless conclusions; they pass adverse judgment and then proceed to reason on it; and, assuming that the poet has said whatever they happen to think, find fault if a thing is inconsistent with their own fancy.
KABUL -- The newly-appointed mayor of Maidan Shahr city, the provincial capital of Maidan Wardak province, has been barred from assuming office.
Rush case, Rush was accused of assuming the identity of a person by using his name to deposit forged checks into a fraudulent bank account opened in the victim's name by an unidentified person at a Rochester-area bank without the victim's knowledge.<br />The checks had been stolen from a local business and forged to pay thousands of dollars to the unknowing victim.
Fitch performed a sensitivity analysis assuming a 25% decrease to Fitch's lease rate factor curve to observe the impact of depressed lease rates on the pool.
Furthermore, she defended that assuming is a natural course which everyone is guilty of every day.
Upon his arrival in NAB Headquarter, Chairman NAB Justice (R) Javed Iqbal accorded him a warm welcome and also congratulated him on assuming the charge.
If we compare the stable stationary series with series 71--both of which assume nil net migration, but with the former assuming a TFR of 2.0 instead of 1.6--we find that the additional fertility adds an extra 7.5 million by 2101.
I assume anything people moving to the country can do to better understand what they are assuming will help them.
The dissenter must be honored with a platform from which to speak freely, assuming she is not merely being obstreperous.