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Definition of 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.

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

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

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

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