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presumption (discourtesy)

Definition:

a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

presume | presumptuous

Plural:

presumptions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

his presumption was intolerable

Etymology:

"seizure and occupation without right", also "taking upon oneself more than is...
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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Presumption

of a particular fact can be made without the aid of proof in some situations. The types of presumption includes a rebuttable discretionary presumption, a rebuttable mandatory presumption, and an irrebuttable or conclusive presumption. The invocation of... (37 of 963 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

presumption

the act of presuming | bold or insolent behaviour or manners | a belief or assumption based on reasonable evidence | a ground or basis on which to ... (25 of 473 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

presumption | audacity [synonym, sense-specific] | assumption [synonym, sense-specific] | audaciousness [synonym, sense-specific] | brashness [synonym, sense-specific] | brass [synonym, sense-specific] | brassiness [synonym, sense-specific] | brazenness [synonym, sense-specific] | cheek [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

presumptuous attitude or conduct; "audacity" | an attitude or belief dictated by probability; "assumption" ; the ground, reason, or evidence lending ... (20 of 205 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/presumption

Oxford Dictionary:

presumption

an idea that is taken to be true on the basis of probability | the acceptance of something as true although it's not known for certain | [law] : an ... (28 of 143 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/presumption

Random House Dictionary:

presumption

the act of presuming. | assumption of something as true. | belief on reasonable grounds or probable evidence. | something that is presumed; an ... (21 of 86 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/presumption

American Heritage Dictionary:

presumption

Behavior or attitude that is boldly arrogant or offensive; effrontery. | The act of presuming or accepting as true. | Acceptance or belief based on ... (23 of 82 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

presumption | presumptions [plural]

[countable] a belief that something is true because it seems reasonable or ... | [countable/uncountable] behaviour that annoys people because it shows ... (21 of 80 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

presumption

the act of presuming; specifically, ; an overstepping of proper bounds; forwardness; effrontery ; the taking of something for granted | the thing ... (22 of 72 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

presumption

when you believe that something is true without having any proof (11 of 49 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/presumption

Wiktionary:

presumption | presumptions [plural] | overhope [synonym, sense-specific]

the act of presuming, or something presumed | the belief of something based upon reasonable evidence, or upon something known to be true | the condition upon which something is presumed | [outdated] arrogant behaviour (32 of 33 words, 4 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

presumption | presumptions [plural]

a belief based on the fact that something is considered to be extremely reasonable or likely | an inference that something is the case, in the absence ... (26 of 93 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737079​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

presumption

First use: mid-13th century

Origin: "seizure and occupation without right", also "taking upon oneself more than is warranted", from Late Latin praesumptionem "confidence, ... (20 of 60 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=presumption

Merriam-Webster:

presumption

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English presumpcioun, from Anglo-French presumption, from Late Latin and Latin; Late Latin praesumption-, ... (16 of 24 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

presumption

Origin: Middle English presumpcion, from Old French, from Late Latin praesūmptiō, praesūmptiōn-, from Latin, anticipation, from ... (15 of 24 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

presumption

First use: 13th century

Origin: via Old French from Latin praesumptiō a using in advance, anticipation, from praesūmere to take beforehand; see presume

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/presumption

New World Dictionary:

presumption

Origin: Middle English from Old French presumpcion from Latin praesumptio, a taking beforehand from praesumptus, past participle of praesumere: see "presume"

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Oxford Dictionary:

presumption

Origin: Middle English: from Old French presumpcion, from Latin praesumptio(n-) "anticipation", from the verb praesumere (see "presume")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/presumption

Wiktionary:

presumption | presumptions [plural]

Origin: Late Latin praesumptionem, accusative singular of praesumptio.

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Encarta Dictionary:

presumption | presumptions [plural]

First use: 12th century

Origin: French from Latin praesumption- from praesumere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737079​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

presumption

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "presumption"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

presumption | presumptions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "presumption"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

presumption | presumptions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "presumption"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

presumption

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "presumption"

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the Free Dictionary:

presumption

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Google Dictionary:

presumption | presumptions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "presumption"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

presumption

Audio: North American pronunciation of "presumption"

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YourDictionary Audio:

presumption

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "presumption" by speech synthesizer

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