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From Middle English presumptuous, borrowed from Old French presumptieus, presumpcieus, presumptuos, from Latin praesumptuosus.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəˈzʌmp.tʃuː.əs/, /pɹəˈzʌmp.tjuː.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹəˈzəmptʃuəs/, /pɹiˈzəmptʃuəs/

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presumptuous (comparative more presumptuous, superlative most presumptuous)

  1. Going beyond what is right, proper, or appropriate because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance.

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