To better see all uses of the word
presumptuous
in
War and Peace
please enable javascript.

presumptuous
Used In
War and Peace
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

as in: he is presumptuous Define
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled -- such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • While Prince Andrew went to report about the purple-faced general, that gentleman—evidently not sharing Boris’ conception of the advantages of the unwritten code of subordination—looked so fixedly at the presumptuous lieutenant who had prevented his finishing what he had to say to the adjutant that Boris felt uncomfortable.

  • There are no more uses of "presumptuous" identified with this meaning in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • She is pushy and presumptuous. I can’t stand to be around her.
  • Her presumption is intolerable.

  • Go to more samples

as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
  • The Rostovs supposed that The Russian Guards, Abroad, was quite a definite address, and that if a letter reached the Grand Duke in command of the Guards there was no reason why it should not reach the Pavlograd regiment, which was presumably somewhere in the same neighborhood.

  • There are no more uses of "presumption" identified with this meaning in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • 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.

  • Go to more samples

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading