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English noun: presumption

1. presumption (cognition) an assumption that is taken for granted


Synonymsgiven, precondition


Broader (hypernym)assumption, supposal, supposition

2. presumption (cognition) (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed


Broader (hypernym)illation, inference


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. presumption (attribute) audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to


SamplesHe despised them for their presumptuousness.


Synonymsassumption, effrontery, presumptuousness


Broader (hypernym)audaciousness, audacity


Narrower (hyponym)uppishness, uppityness

4. presumption (act) a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming


SamplesHis presumption was intolerable.


Broader (hypernym)discourtesy, offence, offense, offensive activity









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