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Synonyms for assumption
əˈsʌmp ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. premise, premiss, assumption(noun)

    a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn

    "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"

    supposal, presumptuousness, premiss, premise, effrontery, supposition, laying claim, presumption

  2. assumption, supposition, supposal(noun)

    a hypothesis that is taken for granted

    "any society is built upon certain assumptions"

    conjecture, supposal, surmisal, hypothesis, presumptuousness, guess, premiss, premise, effrontery, supposition, laying claim, speculation, presumption, surmise

  3. assumption, laying claim(noun)

    the act of taking possession of or power over something

    "his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; "the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; "he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts"

    supposal, presumptuousness, premiss, premise, effrontery, supposition, laying claim, presumption

  4. Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15(noun)

    celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church

    supposal, presumptuousness, premiss, premise, effrontery, supposition, laying claim, presumption

  5. Assumption(noun)

    (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended

    supposal, presumptuousness, premiss, premise, effrontery, supposition, laying claim, presumption

  6. presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumption(noun)

    audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

    "he despised them for their presumptuousness"

    precondition, supposal, presumptuousness, given, premiss, premise, effrontery, supposition, laying claim, presumption

  7. assumption(noun)

    the act of assuming or taking for granted

    "your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted"

    supposal, presumptuousness, premiss, premise, effrontery, supposition, laying claim, presumption

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assumption

    Assurance may have the good sense of a high, sustained confidence and trust; as, the saint's assurance of heaven. Confidence is founded upon reasons; assurance is largely a matter of feeling. In the bad sense, assurance is a vicious courage, with belief of one's ability to outwit or defy others; the hardened criminal is remarkable for habitual assurance. For the calm conviction of one's own rectitude and ability, self-confidence is a better word than assurance; self-reliance expresses confidence in one's own resources, independently of others' aid. In the bad sense assurance is less gross than impudence, which is (according to its etymology) a shameless boldness. Assurance is in act or manner; impudence may be in speech. Effrontery is impudence defiantly displayed. Compare FAITH; PRIDE.

    arrogance, assertion, assurance, boldness, confidence, effrontery, impudence, presumption, self-assertion, self-confidence, self-reliance, trust

    bashfulness, confusion, consternation, dismay, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, misgiving, shyness, timidity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. assumption

    arrogance, boldness, impudence, self-confidence, selfreliance, effrontery, presumption, conviction, certainty, self-assertion

    distrust, timidity, bashfulness, misgiving, self-distrust, consternation, dismay, alarm

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. assumption(n.)

    assuming, arrogating, usurpation

  2. assumption(n.)

    presumption, supposition, conjecture, hypothesis, postulate, theory

  3. assumption(n.)

    haughtiness, loftiness, superciliousness, lordliness, stateliness, conceit, pride, conceitedness, self-conceit, self-importance, vain-glory, arrogance, insolence, HAUTEUR

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  1. Joyce Lignell:

    When you engage in DNA testing with 23andMe, you make a choice [about which testing and cost model you prefer], but you make the assumption (wrongly) that this is their business model -- e.g., charge me for a kit and provide the service. But as we’ve discovered, that is not the case. Their actual business model is based upon selling their ever-growing data pool of DNA results to whoever wants to purchase it.

  2. Eric Falcon:

    One assumption we can make is, this is generally associated with a younger audience.

  3. Mark Fitzpatrick:

    The most difficult compromises have already been made, but the Iranians could overplay their hand on the incorrect assumption that Obama needs a deal more than they do.

  4. Activist Vaun Mayes:

    I mean, they have 500 troops here. They have the police department and the sheriff's department, they have other agencies. But the assumption that we're going to be firebombed is the wrong assumption. we've seen these tactics a number of times in Milwaukee and across the state where they call themselves preparing for unrest. The unrest happens when there has been an action and there is a reaction to it.

  5. Anil Swarup:

    We keep doing our job in terms of increasing production and productivity and improving quality, our assumption is that once you do that shareholders would be interested.

Translations for assumption

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  • افتراArabic
  • предположение, допускане, приемане, успение, Успение БогородичноBulgarian
  • předpokladCzech
  • formodning, antagelse, himmelfart, optagelse i himlenDanish
  • Himmelfahrt, AuffahrtGerman
  • asunción, suposiciónSpanish
  • Neitsyt Marian taivaaseen ottamisen päivä, olettamus, taivaaseenastuminen, oletusFinnish
  • supposition, hypothèse, proposition, prémisseFrench
  • foshuíomhIrish
  • sipozisyon, asonpsyonHaitian Creole
  • feltevés, mennybemenetelHungarian
  • assunzioneItalian
  • Mariahemelvaart, aanname, hemelvaart, veronderstelling, op zich nemenDutch
  • przypuszczenie, wniebowstąpieniePolish
  • assunção, pressuposto, suposição, pressuposiçãoPortuguese
  • предположение, посылка, принятие на себя, предполоRussian
  • அனுமானம்Tamil
  • varsayımTurkish

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