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See definition of assumptions on Dictionary.com
  • nountaking something for granted; something expected
  • nounassuming possession, power
  • nounarrogance

synonyms for assumptions

  • acceptance
  • belief
  • expectation
  • guess
  • hunch
  • hypothesis
  • inference
  • premise
  • presumption
  • supposition
  • suspicion
  • theory
  • conjecture
  • fancy
  • posit
  • postulate
  • postulation
  • presupposition
  • shot
  • stab
  • supposal
  • surmise
  • theorization
  • accepting
  • assuming
  • shot in the dark
  • sneaking suspicion
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antonyms for assumptions

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  • disbelief
  • fact
  • knowledge
  • measurement
  • proof
  • reality
  • truth
  • doubt
  • genuineness
  • naturalness
  • realness
  • unexpected
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How to use assumptions in a sentence

It began with certain postulates, or assumptions, to a great extent unconscious, of the conditions to which it applied.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
But for the most part property, contract and the coercive state were fundamental assumptions with the classicists.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
She remembered the many scenes in which her spirit had been humiliated by haughty assumptions.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Rather may it be said, they hate counterfeits and are indignant at the assumptions of apostate Christendom.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
Their philosophy was based on assumptions and speculations, and therefore was worthless, since they settled nothing.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
From these assumptions it follows, as Ptolemy shows in some detail, that any greater number of keys is useless.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
Nita saw through the girl before her, her artfulness, her assumptions, and despised her already.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
The laws of gases, it is known, are in accord with the two simple assumptions of the kinetic theory.
THE ELEMENTS OF QUALITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, VOL. 1, PARTS 1 AND 2.JULIUS STIEGLITZ
This represents, therefore, the pressure of such a gas, as calculated on the basis of the assumptions of the kinetic theory.
THE ELEMENTS OF QUALITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, VOL. 1, PARTS 1 AND 2.JULIUS STIEGLITZ
He had always been a loyal citizen—not a fanatic, but loyal—and it wasn't easy for him to question his own basic assumptions.
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