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On the assumption that; supposing: Assuming the house is for sale, would you buy it?
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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.
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taking too much for granted; presumptuous.
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|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"
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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.
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Rude and disrespectful:
assumptive, audacious, bold, boldfaced, brash, brazen, cheeky, contumelious, familiar, forward, impertinent, impudent, insolent, malapert, nervy, overconfident, pert, presuming, presumptuous, pushy, sassy, saucy, smart.
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