presumptive

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from French présomptif, from Latin praesumptivus, from praesumere.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹɪˈzʌmptɪv/
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AdjectiveEdit

presumptive (comparative more presumptive, superlative most presumptive)

  1. Based on presumption, probability, conjecture, hypothesis or belief.
    By late May, he was already considered his party's presumptive nominee.
  2. Making presumptions; behaving as one who presumes, who assumes that which they perhaps should not.
    Forgive me for being presumptive, but aren't you and Mark engaged?

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