presumptuous adj : 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" [syn: assumptive, assuming]
- Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome;
audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent; as, a
presumptuous commander; presumptuous conduct.
- A class of presumptuous men, whom age has not made cautious, nor adversity wise. -Buckminster.
- Founded on presumption; as, a presumptuous idea. False, presumptuous hope." Milton.
- Done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of
known duty; willful.
- ''Keep back the servant also from presumptuous sins." Ps. xix. 13.
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