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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
  • "No one but I," said Catherine, who felt as if she were making the most presumptuous speech of her life, and yet at the same time had an instinct that she was right in doing so.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • "Oh, a position is more than I should presume to call it," Morris Townsend answered.
  • "You behave beautifully about not going with us," Catherine answered, not presuming to examine this analogy.

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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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