from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Characterized by assumption.
- adj. Taken for granted; assumed.
- adj. Presumptuous; assuming.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Held as true or valid without evidence.
- adj. Forward or presumptuous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Assumed, or capable of being assumed; characterized by assumption; making unwarranted claims.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being assumed; assumed.
- Marked or characterized by assumptions.
- Now, arms which a person has a right, with the approbation of his sovereign and of the heralds, to assume.
- Armorial bearings improperly assumed. [Rare in last use.] Also called arms of assumption.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excessively forward
- adj. accepted as real or true without proof
Sorry, no etymologies found.
But it is then called assumptive, when the fact cannot be proved by its own intrinsic evidence, but is defended by some argument brought from extraneous circumstances.
This kind of assumptive thinking is what leads to a person getting their head punched off by Jason in “Friday the 13th: Jason Takes Manhattan.”
I think that this kind of assumptive journalism is a mistake.
When an author or a publisher pays a blog tour company, there is assumptive coverage.
If an author or a publisher pays a publicist — pure and simple — to promote a book and there is no assumptive coverage, that that seems perfectly reasonable to me.
While the cyberwar industry makes for entertaining movies and books, they are dependent on the assumptive premise that western civilization will completely collapse after two to three days (or weeks) of life without the Internet, or the television, or power.
It's not that I hold drinking against anyone - if it works for you it works for you - it's the assumptive nature of the culture that bothers me.
Their strategy was bold and assumptive, and gave little credence to the governor's spiteful nature.
The debate and fight now is over a campaign to change this to an assumptive, automatic registration system that gives people the right to "opt-out" of rather than requiring that they "opt-in."
Clearly both sides need to stop using the classical lines of attack, since history is becoming the assumptive for what actions are taking place.