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presumption

pre·sump·tion

presumption

 
 
pronunciation:
prih zuhmp shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of accepting something as true.
synonyms:
assumption, presupposition, supposition
similar words:
anticipation, expectation, speculation
definition 2: a belief that is taken for granted but not proved.
She was tired of people's presumption that it was her husband who was the scientist and not she.
synonyms:
assumption, hypothesis, premise, presupposition, supposition
similar words:
anticipation, belief, deduction, postulate, preconception, speculation, surmise, suspicion
definition 3: belief based on reasonable evidence.
synonyms:
assumption, hypothesis, supposition, suspicion
similar words:
belief, conjecture, conviction, deduction, guess, inference, postulate, premise, stand
definition 4: excessive boldness or forwardness.
synonyms:
audacity, boldness, brazenness, forwardness, gall, nerve
similar words:
arrogance, brass, cheek, daring, effrontery, impertinence, impudence, insolence, liberty, temerity