Definition of presumptuous in English:

presumptuous

adjective

  • (of a person or their behaviour) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate:

    ‘I hope I won't be considered presumptuous if I offer some advice’
    • ‘I guess I'm not presumptuous enough to declare how it turned out for me.’
    • ‘She acts sweet, kind and nice on the outside, but inside she's as rude and presumptuous as I am.’
    • ‘Well, I don't to be presumptuous, but I assume it was anticipated there would be this type of focus.’
    • ‘It's all rather presumptuous to offer your opinion when you don't really know the person very well.’
    • ‘It was a nice idea but always a tad presumptuous.’
    • ‘I was so presumptuous as simply to indicate that without even giving you the courtesy of asking you.’
    • ‘I fear that I was presumptuous enough to tell him that he did not seem to have the central point quite right.’
    • ‘And I'm presumptuous enough to assume that people might actually take the time to misunderstand me.’
    • ‘Call this presumptuous arrogance or call it faith in our selves.’
    • ‘It was presumptuous of a mere administrator to parade in public talking about the coming era of molecular medicine.’
    • ‘Of course, ultimately, all music is a commodity, but this idea of being told what music will suit your mood is a bit… presumptuous.’
    • ‘Beware of a thankless and presumptuous person who expects too much from you without contributing himself in any way.’
    • ‘Being the presumptuous boy he was, he thought he would be coming inside my house.’
    • ‘Not that I am presumptuous enough to compare myself to them of course, but that is the price you pay for free speech, apparently.’
    • ‘I think it would be presumptuous to offer a guarantee, but what I can say to you is that it is absolutely at the heart of our thinking.’
    • ‘I want to think people are kind and generous and helpful, not spiteful, rude, presumptuous and threatening.’
    • ‘It was presumptuous to the point of being arrogant, and it can be fairly said that it has left a very sour taste all round.’
    • ‘It's the voice of the Nanny State at its lecturing, presumptuous, arrogant, illogical and whiny worst.’
    • ‘It is presumptuous and oppressive to suggest that other cultures want the liberties we take for granted, their argument runs.’
    • ‘That was a phenomenal mistake and his own presumptuous arrogance led to his downfall.’
    brazen, overconfident, arrogant, egotistical, overbold, bold, audacious, pert, forward, familiar, impertinent, fresh, free, insolent, impudent, cocksure
    cheeky, rude, impolite, uncivil, bumptious
    overhasty, hasty, premature, previous, precipitate, impetuous
    cocky
    sassy
    presumptive, assumptive
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French presumptueux, from late Latin praesumptuosus, variant of praesumptiosus full of boldness, from praesumptio (see presumption).

Pronunciation

presumptuous

/prɪˈzʌm(p)tʃʊəs/