Definition of Presumptuous

1. Adjective. Excessively forward. "The duchess would not put up with presumptuous servants"

Exact synonyms: Assuming, Assumptive
Similar to: Forward
Derivative terms: Presumption, Presumption, Presumptuousness



Definition of Presumptuous

1. a. Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent; as, a presumptuous commander; presumptuous conduct.

Definition of Presumptuous

1. Adjective. Going beyond what is right or proper because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance ¹

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Definition of Presumptuous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Presumptuous

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Literary usage of Presumptuous

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1. English Synonymes: Explained in Alphabetical Order, with Copious Illus. and by George Crabb (1897)
"Sleep may be put off from time to time, yet the demand is of so importunate a nature as not to remain long unsatisfied. JOHNSON. PRESUMPTIVE, presumptuous ..."

2. The Saint's Everlasting Rest, Or, A Treatise of the Blessed State of the by Richard Baxter, Benjamin Fawcett (1811)
"Their presumptuous belief of their interest in God and Christ: § 4. (2.) All their hopes: $ 5 (3.") A!' their peace of conscience: § 6. ..."

3. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"In like manner, when one says it is presumptuous in a man to do anything, this expresses the idea of presumption much more forcibly than to say it is ..."

4. The Pursuits of Literature: A Satirical Poem in Four Dialogues, with Notes by Thomas James Mathias (1801)
"Air (by Polypheme) in the Serenata of Acis and Galatea. (U) presumptuous Acis. (ie Mr. Pitt.)—I allude to a cir- cumstance not generally known; but which, ..."

5. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"... and surely it cannot be thought presumptuous to say that there is a possibility, not only of • temporary relief, but e»en of permanent cure from its ..."

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