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Synonyms for presumption
prɪˈzʌmp ʃənpre·sump·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. presumption

    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, assumption, assurance, boldness, confidence, effrontery, impudence, self-assertion, self-confidence, self-reliance, trust

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. given, presumption, preconditionnoun

    an assumption that is taken for granted

    condition, precondition, presumptuousness, assumption, given, effrontery, stipulation

  2. presumptionnoun

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

    assumption, precondition, given, effrontery, presumptuousness

  3. presumption, presumptuousness, effrontery, assumptionnoun

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

    "he despised them for their presumptuousness"

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

  4. presumptionnoun

    a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming

    "his presumption was intolerable"

    assumption, precondition, given, effrontery, presumptuousness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. presumptionnoun

    opinion, belief, supposition, conjecture, guess

  2. presumptionnoun

    arrogance, forwardness, audacity, assurance, effrontery, brass, CHEEK

  3. presumptionnoun

    probability, ground for believing

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  1. Jim Walden:

    Russia's not writing on a clean slate. Russia has had a state sponsored doping program since at least the 1960s. It is very well established, it is heavily documented. And so when any Russian athlete tests positive, the Russian state is not doing anyone any favors because there is now a presumption of guilt instead of a presumption of innocence, which for a 15-year-old skater is terrible.

  2. Senator Paul:

    Yesterday the Saudi foreign minister chose to lecture me on television about the Jamal Khashoggi murder, he said my opinion was based on emotion and speculation and that we should presume innocence for the crown prince. My response to him is that it takes a lot of damn gall for Saudi Arabia, with a dictatorship with 3,000 political prisoners held without trial, to lecture the US on the presumption of innocence.

  3. David Kaplan:

    The presumption is we're going to do better because of the sustainability element here -- to reduce the land footprint, reduce the water needs and reduce some of the waste streams that go out from feedlots.

  4. Thomas Adams (1583-1652):

    Despair is hope stark dead, presumption is hope stark mad.

  5. Joanna Schwartz:

    There’s a longstanding presumption by prosecutors certainly, and also by jurors, that when officers use force it's justified, but I also agree that post-Ferguson, there has been a shift in the view about police justification.

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  • Überheblichkeit, AnnahmeGerman
  • oletus, otaksuma, olettamusFinnish
  • pradugaIndonesian
  • 推定Japanese
  • whakaīMāori
  • presupunere, prezumțieRomanian
  • вероятность, презумпция, надменность, допущение, самонадеянность, высокомерие, предположениеRussian
  • giả địnhVietnamese

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