Origin of presumptuousMiddle English from Old French presunteux from Late Latin praesumptuosus from Classical Latin praesumptus: see presumption
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.
Origin of presumptuousMiddle English from Old French presumptueux from Late Latin praesūmptuōsus variant of praesūmptiōsus from praesūmptiō presumption ; see presumption .
(comparative more presumptuous, superlative most presumptuous)
- The man seemed too presumptuous to be a humble leader for the nation, so he was not elected.
- The woman's presumptuous questioning made her new colleagues suspicious of her motives.
- The teachers made sure to meet before or after school so that presumptuous students would not intrude on their meetings.
- The officials running the town hall meeting were not expecting such presumptuous questions from the attendees.
- All the evidence goes to show that Richard Burke was one of the most presumptuous and empty-headed of human beings.