Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Presumptuous; arrogant.
  • conjunction On the assumption that; supposing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Presumption.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of assume.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective excessively forward

Etymologies

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Examples

  • So the tacit implication here is that Palin didn't have the baby but because her daughter was away with mono, which I'm assuming is code for she is pregnant, and therefore after having the child the Palin's took it on as their own?

    The wild speculation that Sarah Palin is not the real mother of the new baby she presents as her own.

  • He can continue pouring our assets down that rat hole until the end of his term assuming he is not removed by impeachment.

    " 'S A DAMN SHAME WE REMAIN"

  • Type in her name assuming she has a Google profile-if she doesn't, then she's just public and see which of your posts show up for her.

    Ars Technica

  • Type in her name assuming she has a Google profile-if she doesn't, then she's just public and see which of your posts show up for her.

    Ars Technica

  • Type in her name assuming she has a Google profile-if she doesn't, then she's just public and see which of your posts show up for her.

    Ars Technica

  • The company's Beef Roast au Jus, which I am assuming is French for "really tasty roast beef," weighed about a pound and took four agonizing minutes to prepare in a microwave - but was always well worth the wait.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • The company's Beef Roast au Jus, which I am assuming is French for "really tasty roast beef," weighed about a pound and took four agonizing minutes to prepare in a microwave - but was always well worth the wait.

    Brownsville Herald :

  • One core element of generosity is what we call "assuming positive intent" - taking a generous point of view about why others are acting as they do.

    Forbes.com: News

  • "re-annexation" of Texas, the term assuming that as a part of Louisiana it had always been ours since 1803.

    History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)

  • Coupled with this development of a successful aircraft that airlines wanted to use, was the aforementioned arrogance of Boeing in assuming they were always going to be on top, and when the company changed CEOs and business models, things started to go south for Boeing, and for the first time Airbus was a name to be reckoned with.

    “Boeing Versus Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business” by John Newhouse (Knopf, 2007) « The BookBanter Blog

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