Presumptuous meaning

prĭ-zŭmpcho͝o-əs
Too bold or forward; taking too much for granted; showing overconfidence, arrogance, or effrontery.
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Going beyond what is right or proper because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance.
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The definition of presumptuous is taking things for granted or being overconfident.

An example of presumptuous is assuming that you will win the city wide spelling bee just because you scored 100% on your last spelling quiz.

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Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward.

Felt it was presumptuous of him to assume they had become friends.

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Origin of presumptuous

  • Middle English from Old French presumptueux from Late Latin praesūmptuōsus variant of praesūmptiōsus from praesūmptiō presumption presumption

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin praesumptuosus. Compare presumption, French présomptueux, Old French presumptuous.

    From Wiktionary