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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·sump·tu·ous /prɪˈzʌm(p)ʧəwəs, ʧəs, ʃəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·sump·tu·ous a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]