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assuming (forward)

Definition:

excessively forward

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more assuming

Superlative:

most assuming

Similar to:

forward

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

on a subject like this it would be too assuming for me to decide

Etymology:

from Latin assūmere to take up, from sūmere to take up, from sub- + emere to...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of assuming...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

assuming | assume | presumptuous [synonym, sense-specific] | suppose [synonym, sense-specific] | feign [synonym, sense-specific] | adopt [synonym, sense-specific] | arrogate [synonym, sense-specific] | arrogant [synonym, sense-specific] | assumable [adjective, derived]

expecting too much; presumptuous; arrogant | [often followed by "that"] if it's assumed or taken for granted (that) | [may take a clause as object] to ... (24 of 677 words, 8 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

assume | assumed [past tense] | assuming [present participle] | assumes [3rd-person singular present] | suppose [synonym, sense-specific]

To authenticate by means of belief; to surmise; to suppose to be true, especially without proof. | To take on a position, duty or form. | To adopt an idea or cause. (30 of 57 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

assuming

used for the purpose of argument to indicate a premise on which a statement can be based | [archaic] | arrogant or presumptuous. (21 of 49 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/assuming

Macmillan British Dictionary:

assuming

if: sometimes used for emphasizing that something may not be true (11 of 45 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/assuming

American Heritage Dictionary:

assuming | assumingly [adverb, related]

Presumptuous; arrogant. | On the assumption that; supposing (7 of 23 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

assuming | pretentious [synonym] | presumptuous [synonym]

"pretentious", "presumptuous" (2 of 13 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

assuming

taking too much for granted; presumptuous. (6 of 11 words, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

assuming

taking too much for granted; presumptuous (6 of 10 words, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

presumptuous | presumptuously [adverb, derived] | presumptuousness [noun, derived]

A person who is presumptuous shows little respect for others by doing things they have no right to do (19 of 43 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/presumptuous

Wikipedia:

Forward [disambiguation]

may refer to: Forward (surname) | Relative direction, where forward is the opposite of backward | Forward (association football) | Forward (basketball), including Point forward | Power forward (basketball) | Small forward | Forward (ice hockey) Power ... (31 of 420 words, 38 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

assuming | assumingly [adverb, derived]

expecting too much of other people | if it's assumed that (10 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587324​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

assuming | assume

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin assūmere to take up, from sūmere to take up, from sub- + emere to take

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

assuming | assume

Audio: British English pronunciation of "assuming"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

assuming

Audio: British English pronunciation of "assuming"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

assuming

Audio: North American pronunciation of "assuming"

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the Free Dictionary:

assuming

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "assuming"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "assuming"

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Google Dictionary:

assuming

Audio: English pronunciation of "assuming"

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YourDictionary Audio:

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