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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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