- full of, characterized by, or showing presumption or readiness to presume in conduct or thought, as by saying or doing something without right or permission.
- unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward.
- Obsolete. presumptive.
- characterized by presumption or tending to presume; bold; forward
- an obsolete word for presumptive
adj.mid-14c., from Old French presumtuex (12c.; Modern French présomptueux) and directly from Late Latin praesumptuosus, variant of praesumptiosus, from past participle stem of Latin praesumere “anticipate,” in Late Latin, “assume” (see presumption). Related: Presumptuously; presumptuousness.