Pre*sump"tu*ous(?; 135), a. [L. praesumptuosus: cf. F. prsomptueux, OF. also presumptuous. See Presumption.] 1. Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent; as, a presumptuous commander; presumptuous conduct.
A class of presumptuous men, whom age has not made cautious, nor adversity wise.Buckminster.
2. Founded on presumption; as, a
presumptuous idea. "False, presumptuous hope."
3. Done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of known duty; willful. "Keep back the servant also from presumptuous sins."
Ps. xix. 13.
Syn. -- Overconfident; foolhardy; rash; presuming; forward; arrogant; insolent.
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