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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
  • But it is, in a way, presumptuous for a foreigner to teach Spanish," Fernando said.

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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
  • We could go into the hotel and register as Doctor and Mrs. Livingstone I presume, he thought.
  • You can’t base an operation on the presumption that miracles are going to happen.

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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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