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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Presumptuous; arrogant.
  • conj. On the assumption that; supposing: Assuming the house is for sale, would you buy it?

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  • v. Present participle of assume.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pretentious; taking much upon one's self; presumptuous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Taking or disposed to take upon one's self more than is just; disposed to attribute to one's self undue importance; haughty; arrogant.
  • Synonyms Bold, forward, presuming, self-confident.
  • n. Presumption.

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  • adj. excessively forward

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