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presumptuous (adj) too bold or arrogant

You are presumptuous if in doing things and your behavior you appear rude. You are presumptuous if you ask an elderly person who is not familiar to lend him their car. You are presumptuous if you talk in familiar terms to a person who does not know you well. It is presumptuous on your part to correct an elderly personís manners. You are presumptuous if you advice elders.

  • They considered presumptuous on the part of the young man to ask elderly persons about things that do not concern him.
  • He was presumptuous in expecting his uncle to turn up at the airport to receive him.
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