as·​sump·​tive | \ ə-ˈsəm(p)-tiv How to pronounce assumptive (audio) \

Definition of assumptive

: of, relating to, or based on assumption

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Examples of assumptive in a Sentence

an assumptive and tiresome woman
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First Known Use of assumptive

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Assumptive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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