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presumptuousness

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1 an exaggerated sense of oneʼs importance that shows itself in the making of excessive or unjustified claims

  • only a person of unparalleled presumptuousness would assert that she knows all there is to know about words
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2 shameless boldness

  • he found that a certain amount of presumptuousness could get you in trouble, but it could also get you into places where you normally werenʼt allowed
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