Definition of presumptuously in English:



  • See presumptuous

    • ‘Let death itself stare him in the face, he will presumptuously maintain his hope, as if he would look the grim messenger out of countenance.’
    • ‘But there are also those who see the creation of life for medicinal purposes as presumptuously utilitarian.’
    • ‘But this morning's operative acted aggressively and presumptuously.’
    • ‘And of course he had to add that little invitation at the end, where he presumptuously hinted that he knew I would say yes and would be waiting at his car.’
    • ‘If a lay person of low status presumptuously claimed to have done so, the cause must be delusion, physical illness, or conscious fraud.’
    • ‘Not so much in an effort to lead them ‘back,’ as that presumptuously implies an imbalance of quality, but to broaden perspective and open up to other approaches.’
    • ‘My reply is that the beauty and elegance which adorn them are evident and convincing proofs of their not being so insignificant as we presumptuously suppose they are.’
    • ‘And Jackie's selections are speaking volumes, if a bit presumptuously.’
    • ‘Torr seems to be presumptuously re-assigning stereotypical ‘feminine’ behaviour to anyone female.’
    • ‘There's a revealing moment when, as Duncan is about to confirm Malcolm as his heir, Hicks presumptuously steps forward.’
    • ‘Then, he presumptuously goes right ahead and does so.’
    • ‘He quickly turned to face the man as he leapt, presumptuously, onto the deck and approached quite swiftly.’
    • ‘More presumptuously, they believe they have the right to deploy words like ‘democracy’ and ‘socialism’.’
    • ‘Bumpy meowed presumptuously at me from the foot of the stairs, his eyes narrowed into slits.’
    • ‘To quote Beckett in this way, to quote the final, self-consuming lines of one of his more insular works as a preface to one's own work, is almost presumptuously audacious.’
    • ‘Travellers are wearily familiar with the wrong kind of leaves or snow that presumptuously falls in the depths of winter.’
    • ‘So it is no exaggeration to say that what we presumptuously call ‘Western’ culture is owed in large measure to the Andalusian enlightenment.’
    • ‘Perhaps he should talk to some people who actually use the products he opines so presumptuously about.’
    • ‘Some savvy male users immediately - and most likely presumptuously - test the waters as soon as they meet an apparently female user.’
    • ‘His intent is not to counsel or advise presumptuously, but to offer insights about the rule of people as one who is from their ranks.’