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presumptuously

Definition:

in a presumptuous manner

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Derived from:

presumptuous

Comparative:

more presumptuously

Superlative:

most presumptuously

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

he presumptuously overstepped the doctor's orders

Etymology:

presumptuous + -ly
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

presumptuously | presumptuous | presumptive [obsolete, sense-specific] | bold [synonym, sense-specific] | forward [synonym, sense-specific]

in a presumptuous manner | characterized by presumption or tending to presume; bold; forward | an obsolete word for "presumptive" (18 of 224 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Oxford Dictionary:

presumptuous | presuming [archaic] | presumptuously [derived] | presumptuousness [derived]

(of a person or their behaviour) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate (17 of 95 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/presumptuous

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

New World Dictionary:

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

too bold or forward; taking too much for granted; showing overconfidence, arrogance, or effrontery (14 of 37 words, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

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

Going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward. (9 of 36 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

presumptuously | arrogantly [synonym]

In a presumptuous manner; arrogantly. (5 of 6 words)

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Merriam-Webster:

presumptuous | bold [synonym] | familiar [synonym] | forward [synonym] | free [synonym] | immodest [synonym] | overfamiliar [synonym] | presuming [synonym] | assumptive [presumptuous] | ...

overstepping due bounds (as of propriety or courtesy); taking liberties (10 of 319 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

presumptuous

showing too much confidence and not enough respect (8 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

presumptuous | presuming | presumptive [obsolete, synonym, sense-specific]

full of, characterized by, or showing presumption or readiness to presume in conduct or thought. | unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward. | ... (20 of 29 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/presumptuous

Encarta Dictionary:

presumptuous

inconsiderate, disrespectful, or overconfident, especially in doing something when not entitled or qualified to do it (16 of 43 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861737077​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

presumptuously

Origin: presumptuous + -ly

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/presumptuously

presumptuous | præsumptuous [archaic]

Origin: Latin praesumptuosus. Compare presumption, French présomptueux, Old French presumptuous.

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-ly

Origin: Middle English -ly, -li, -lich, from Old English -līċ, from Proto-Germanic *-līkaz ("having ... | Old English -līċe. (17 of 42 etymology words)

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Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

presumptuous

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "presumptuously"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "presumptuously"

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the Free Dictionary:

presumptuously

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "presumptuously"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "presumptuously"

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