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presumptuous
Used In
The Great Gatsby
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as in: he is presumptuous Define
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled -- such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • I think he realizes that his presumptuous little flirtation is over.

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  • She is pushy and presumptuous. I can’t stand to be around her.
  • Her presumption is intolerable.

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as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
  • ...she was presumably engaged to a man from New Orleans.

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  • I presumed she was an expert since she spoke so confidently.
  • The presumption of innocence does no prevent holding a defendant thought to be a danger to society.

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as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
as in: he is presumptuous Define
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled -- such as being too familiar or too bossy
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