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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

Often even a whole city suffers for a bad man who sins and contrives presumptuous deeds.
Hesiod

But, actually, so many of the clerics that I've met, particularly the Church of England clerics, are people of such extraordinary smugness and arrogance and conceitedness who are extraordinarily presumptuous about the significance of their position in society.
Rowan Atkinson

It's most presumptuous to believe we already know all the answers and will never get any more big surprises.
Stanley Schmidt

I was 13 years old at music school talking to my teacher. I can't quite remember what it was I was trying to describe, but I do remember my music teacher saying to me, 'Do you have synesthesia?' In hindsight, it seems a little presumptuous of her to think a little boy in Essex would know what synesthesia was.
Dev Hynes

I'm not so presumptuous to feel that they're gonna get it right away, get exactly what I have in mind. I hope that they'll enjoy looking at it at any rate, whatever it is. And that's why I started writing stories on my work.
Faith Ringgold
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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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