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1‘this presumption may be easily rebutted’
assumption, supposition, presupposition, belief, thought, guess, expectation, judgement, surmise, conjecture, speculation, hypothesis, postulation, premise, generalization, inference, deduction, conclusion
2‘he apologized for his presumption in arriving without warning’
brazenness, audacity, boldness, audaciousness, temerity, arrogance, egotism, front, presumptuousness, pertness, forwardness
cockiness, shamelessness, insolence, impudence, bumptiousness, impertinence, effrontery, face, cheek, cheekiness, gall
rudeness, incivility, impoliteness, disrespect, disrespectfulness, familiarity, freshness
informal nerve, neck, brass neck, chutzpah
North American informal sass, sassiness
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