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Related to presumptively: in favor of


1. Based on a presumption; presumed: the party's presumptive nominee.
2. Providing a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance: presumptive evidence.
3. Usage Problem Presumptuous: presumptive behavior.

pre·sump′tive·ly adv.
Usage Note: Presumptive is sometimes used with the meaning of "arrogant, presumptuous," as in It was very presumptive of you to speak to the senator in such an offhand manner. The Usage Panel overwhelmingly disapproves of this usage, with 83 percent rejecting the previous sentence and a similar example as well in our 2009 survey.
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Adv.1.presumptively - by reasonable assumption; "presumably, he missed the train"
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