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Definition of Presumptuous

Presumptuous

  1. Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent; as, a presumptuous commander; presumptuous conduct.
  2. Founded on presumption; as, a presumptuous idea.
  3. Done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of known duty; willful.

Presumptuous Quotations

I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.
Jessica Savitch

I always feel kind of absurd and presumptuous presenting a speech.
Moby

It's presumptuous to say you know how somebody feels.
Joe Biden

You do not want to talk to me on the phone. How do I know? Because I don't want to talk to you on the phone. Nothing personal, I just can't stand the thing. I find it intrusive and somehow presumptuous. It sounds off insolently whenever it chooses and expects me to drop whatever I'm doing and, well, engage. With others!
Jeffrey Kluger
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Presumptuous Translations

presumptuous in German is vermessene, vermessen
presumptuous in Latin is impudens
presumptuous in Spanish is presuntuoso

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