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1. presumption

noun. ['prɪˈzʌmpʃən, priːˈzʌmpʃən'] an assumption that is taken for granted.

Synonyms

  • given
  • supposal
  • precondition
  • assumption

Etymology

  • praesumptionem (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Presumption

  • consumption
  • assumption
  • gumption

Example sentences of the word presumption


1. Noun, singular or mass
This is often a conclusive presumption that cannot be disproved even if you produce evidence disproving it.

Quotes containing the word presumption


1. We are not actually in charge of life, yet behave as if we are the masters of our own destiny. The realization of this fact is quite a hard one. The ridiculousness of our pomposity and presumption can only result in anger or humor.
- Billy Childish

2. There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point… The truly adult view, by contrast, is that our life is as meaningful, as full and as wonderful as we choose to make it.
- R. Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker

2. presumption

noun. ['prɪˈzʌmpʃən, priːˈzʌmpʃən'] (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed.

Synonyms

  • inference

Etymology

  • praesumptionem (Latin)

3. presumption

noun. ['prɪˈzʌmpʃən, priːˈzʌmpʃən'] a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming.

Synonyms

  • offense
  • discourtesy
  • offensive activity

Antonyms

  • disinclined
  • unacknowledged
  • defense
  • defence

Etymology

  • praesumptionem (Latin)

4. presumption

noun. ['prɪˈzʌmpʃən, priːˈzʌmpʃən'] audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to.

Synonyms

  • audacity
  • uppishness
  • uppityness
  • audaciousness
  • assumption
  • presumptuousness

Antonyms

  • graciousness
  • courtesy
  • politeness

Etymology

  • praesumptionem (Latin)
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