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Synonyms for presumption
prɪˈzʌmp ʃənpre·sump·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Michael Proctor:

    Today marks day one of due process for Mark Ridley-Thomas, while some have rushed to judgment, perhaps for political gain, we all win when we afford our brothers and sisters the constitutional entitlement to the presumption of innocence. Our lifelong public servant Mark Ridley-Thomas said today in court that he is innocent; I invite our community to breathe life into that right.

  2. President Thomas Bach:

    But at this time we have nothing more than allegations and we have to respect the presumption of innocence for the athletes.

  3. 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.

  4. Douglas Jacobson:

    It seems like nobody has made up their mind as to what the policy is and, as a result, nothing's changing, there's even less change than we anticipated if we're still applying the presumption of denial.

  5. Bill Taylor:

    There's a heavy presumption in favor of the validity of a congressional subpoena, courts typically don't quash them or even force Congress to narrow them.

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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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