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presumptuousness

Definition:

audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

presumptuous

Plural:

presumptuousnesses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

uppityness

Usage example:

he despised them for their presumptuousness

Synonyms:

assumption | effrontery | presumption | brass neck [Britain, informal]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Confidence | Self-confidence | Arrogance | hubris | Overconfidence | presumptuousness

generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. Self-confidence is having confidence in oneself. Arrogance or hubris in this comparison,... (41 of 661 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Confidence

Collins Dictionary:

presumptuousness | presumptuous | presumption [sense-specific] | presumptive [obsolete, sense-specific] | bold [synonym, sense-specific] | forward [synonym, sense-specific] | presumptuously [adverb, derived]

Same as "presumption" | characterized by presumption or tending to presume; bold; forward | an obsolete word for "presumptive" (17 of 255 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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

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)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/presumptuous

American Heritage Dictionary:

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

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

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/presumptuous

Wiktionary:

presumptuousness

The state of being presumptuous. (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/presumptuousness

Merriam-Webster:

effrontery | effronteries [plural] | insolence [synonym] | audaciousness [synonym] | audacity [synonym] | brashness [synonym] | brass [synonym] | brassiness [synonym] | brazenness [synonym] | ...

shameless boldness; "insolence" (3 of 141 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

effrontery [uncountable, formal]

behaviour that is rude or that shows a lack of respect (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

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

Random House Dictionary:

effrontery | effronteries [plural]

shameless or impudent boldness; barefaced audacity. | an act or instance of this. (12 of 31 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/effrontery

Encarta Dictionary:

effrontery | effronteries [plural]

behavior or an attitude that is so bold or arrogant as to be insulting (14 of 40 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607614​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

presumptuous

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "presumptuousness"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "presumptuousness"

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

the Free Dictionary:

presumptuousness

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "presumptuousness"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "presumptuousness"

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