pre·sump·tu·ous /prɪˈzʌm(p)ʧəwəs, ʧəs, ʃəs/
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.”
Syn: -- Overconfident; foolhardy; rash; presuming; forward; arrogant; insolent.
adj : excessively forward; "an assumptive person"; "on a subject
like this it would be too assuming for me to decide";
"the duchess would not put up with presumptuous
servants" [syn: assumptive, assuming]