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Having or showing excessive and arrogant self-confidence; presumptuous.

pre·sum′ing·ly adv.


(prɪˈzu mɪŋ)

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If I might offer any apology for so exaggerated a fiction as the Barnacles and the Circumlocution Office, I would seek it in the common experience of an Englishman, without presuming to mention the unimportant fact of my having done that violence to good manners, in the days of a Russian war, and of a Court of Inquiry at Chelsea.
Chaste women are often proud and froward, as presuming upon the merit of their chastity.
"I am presuming that the cause of his fears came to him across the moor.
Britain plans to increase the number of organ donors by changing the rules of consent and presuming that people have agreed to transplants unless they have specifically opted out.
The President again assailed the SC decision declaring the DAP partly unconstitutional, saying the high court was wrong for not presuming him and other officials innocent.