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[ UK /pɹɪsˈʌmpt‍ʃuːəs/ ]
[ US /pɹɪˈzəmptʃəwəs/ ]
  1. 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
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How To Use presumptuous In A Sentence

  • Maybe that's a bit presumptuous. Times, Sunday Times
  • It sounds very presumptuous to say I wish to purify Mahler, but I do think, in a sense, that Mahler now has to be purified of all these non-musical preconceptions that have become attached to him.
  • In his encyclical on ecumenism, Pope Paul II speaks of the need to overcome our exclusiveness, our reluctance to forgive, our pride, our presumptuous disdain, and our unevangelical proclivity to condemn the other side.
  • God, however, decided to punish them for their presumptuousness in erecting the tower by making them speak different languages.
  • It feels a little too presumptuous. The Sun
  • Yesterday, my solicitor entered my bed-chamber unsummoned, a presumptuous act for which I once would have had him flayed three times about the court-yard.
  • I think it would be presumptuous to offer a guarantee, but what I can say to you is that it is absolutely at the heart of our thinking.
  • Harold's presumptuous guilt in rejection, the fiery fanaticism of all enlisted under the gonfanon of the Church. Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 12
  • It is, of course, utterly presumptuous to declare the race over before a single vote has been cast.
  • Would it be presumptuous of me to ask to borrow your car?
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