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presuming

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • it's rather presuming of you to expect to be our first choice for the award

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3 thrusting oneself where one is not welcome or invited
  • some presuming waiter thought that it was his business to tell the expectant mother that she shouldn't be having even one glass of wine

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presuming

verb
present participle of presume

Synonyms & Antonyms of presuming (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to form an opinion from little or no evidence
  • I presume you'll fly if you do go

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The first known use of presuming was in the 15th century

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“Presuming.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/presuming. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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