What does the word presumptuous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Presumptuously.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Unduly confident or bold; audacious; insolent; foolhardy.

Usage examples for presumptuous

  1. As a matter of fact on one occasion when a master had been idiotic enough to give Victor a hundred lines, the valiant one had replied: " Pardon me, sir, but if I may be so presumptuous I think I can call your attention to the fact that you- unintentionally, of course- are treating me too severely." – War and the Weird by Forbes Phillips R. Thurston Hopkins
  2. Pray, however, do not think that we wished to keep the bridge to ourselves, and if I was presumptuous to act promptly, it was because I was anxious for your safety. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  3. " No one but I," said Catherine, who felt as if she were making the most presumptuous speech of her life, and yet at the same time had an instinct that she was right in doing so. – Washington Square by Henry James