Part of speech: noun

Blind confidence or self- assertion; insolence.

Part of speech: noun

The act of taking for granted; that which may be assumed or taken for granted.

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Usage examples "presumption":

  1. Vanity and presumption seemed to possess them altogether. - "Roughing it in the Bush", Susanna Moodie.
  2. A great presumption almost took his breath away. - "The Fatal Glove", Clara Augusta Jones Trask.
  3. The presumption is against them. - "The Unconstitutionality of Slavery", Lysander Spooner.