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- n. The state of being presumptuous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being presumptuous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being presumptuous or rashly confident; groundless confidence; arrogance; irreverent boldness or forwardness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
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My presumptuousness is like a dull hit to the back of my head now.
Chuck Freilich, a former Israeli National Security advisor, castigates the J Streeters '"presumptuousness" and claims they think they "know better what is right for Israel" than the Israelis.
Being in temperate mood that morning, I described that as "presumptuousness".
And, many years after the end of slavery, a worse residue was left in the form of prejudice and hatred; in other words, there remained a kind of presumptuousness which was passed on from generation to generation in those sectors.
asombra: If Cubans don't wake up and smell the coffee, and stop depending on the kindness of strangers like ... asombra: The kind of presumptuousness, arrogance, ignorance and complete lack of respect shown by all too many ... asombra: Cuba's chief problem is that it has produced too many scumbags of one sort or another.
I view of this presumptuousness, I asked Madsen about any dissenting voices in Finland, and he said that there were, and provided a surprising lesson on the Finnish ethos: They see it as a case of: 'We believe in authority; if something is decided, we don't discuss it anymore.
Well, between Enstrom's lying in testimony--making irritation with him, well, a little more understandable at least--and this silly presumptuousness from Rep. Kevin Priola audio above against a Mesa State employee solely on the basis of his union membership, we're guessing that Republicans won't make that complaint again.
Even so, the literary life — the rivalries of authors, the intrusiveness of biographers, the presumptuousness of critics especially academics — revolted him.
I have to admire their persistence in the face of overwhelming odds of getting laughed off the beach, if not pantsed and having their lunch money taken away, but that's more than offset by the revulsion generated in response to the smug arrogance and presumptuousness of these missionaries.
The Knicks cleared out salary space and the city tried to seduce him with all its usual, bloated presumptuousness—channeling Sinatra, we told LeBron that making it here was better than making it anywhere; that if he won as a Knick he'd be an instant deity; that he'd make buckets of extra cash because New York is nuts with plutocrats who like to toss bags of money out of town cars.
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