1. full of, characterized by, or showing presumption or readiness to presume in conduct or thought.
2. unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward.
3. Obsolete, presumptive.
OTHER WORDS FROM PRESUMPTUOUS
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH PRESUMPTUOUS: presumptive.
WORDS RELATED TO PRESUMPTUOUS
foolhardy, rude, pushy, pretentious, smug, overconfident, pompous, arrogant, audacious, bold, cheeky, conceited, confident, egotistic, forward, fresh, insolent, overweening, presuming, rash
SYNONYMS FOR PRESUMPTUOUS
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1, 2. impertinent, audacious; fresh; arrogant.
SYNONYM STUDY FOR PRESUMPTUOUS
1, 2. See bold.
1, 2. modest, unassuming.
Origin: 1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin praesumptuosus, variant of Latin praesumptiosus. See presumption, -ous
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESUMPTUOUS
I find both “admirer” and “suitor” to be presumptuous and one-sided.
WHAT SHOULD I CALL THE MAN I LOVE?|DUSHKA ZAPATA|NOVEMBER 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such a position is presumptuous on the one hand and unnecessary on the other.
IF YOU WANT TO BE POLITICALLY IRRELEVANT, SUPPORT BDS|JOHN L. ROSOVE|OCTOBER 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If I should be so presumptuous, I believe I speak for Bieber when I say: everyone needs to just chill, bro.
JUSTIN BIEBER BUSTED FOR POT: DOES IT MATTER?|KEVIN FALLON|APRIL 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It would be presumptuous of me to declare anyone the next great player, for only time decides these questions.
PIANIST MATTHEW SHIPP SAYS GOODBYE TO TENOR COLOSSUS DAVID S. WARE|MATTHEW SHIPP|OCTOBER 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I would not be so presumptuous, 18 hours after being named, to speak knowledgably about the inside.
ABC'S NEW HEADLINER|HOWARD KURTZ|DECEMBER 3, 2010|DAILY BEAST
These words were far too presumptuous; for the Flemings fought with great bravery.
A POPULAR HISTORY OF FRANCE FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES|FRANCOIS PIERRE GUILLAUME GUIZOT
Sometimes we are led into it through the presumptuous attachment we have for our sentiments.
ELEMENTS OF MORALS|PAUL JANET
But to stubbornly, and quite myopically, consider TV only from the perspective and expectations of literacy is presumptuous.
THE CIVILIZATION OF ILLITERACY|MIHAI NADIN
That presumptuous idea revealed as in a lightning flash the abyss on the brink of which I stood.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 100., FEBRUARY 7, 1891|VARIOUS
How vain, then, how idle, how presumptuous is the opinion that laws can do everything!
A HISTORY OF THE EARLY PART OF THE REIGN OF JAMES THE SECOND|CHARLES JAMES FOX