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presumptuous

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2 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • the presumptuous doctor didn't even bother to explain to me the treatment that I would be receiving

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3 thrusting oneself where one is not welcome or invited
  • the presumptuous salesclerk started picking out some very expensive accessories for the outfit I had just chosen

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The first known use of presumptuous was in the 14th century

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“Presumptuous.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/presumptuous. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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