Thesaurus / presumptuous
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Pedantic, unimaginative and presumptuous, Theobald was the logical choice for a Dunce King in 1728.
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
Of the Portuguese society here I know so very little, that it would be presumptuous to give an opinion of it.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
The latter took herself to task later, thinking she had been too presumptuous.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
The attempt to say it may seem presumptuous, and I am certain that no single word of Gautier could be altered or improved upon.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
What is more presumptuous than to arm nations and cause rivers of blood, in order to establish or to defend futile conjectures?
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
The world belongs to the devil; and the idea of taking it away from the devil seems to be presumptuous.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
He had turned him from his presumptuous attempt to be Providence to his Nelly.
MARY GRAYKATHARINE TYNAN
The belief was often presumptuous, but it showed what an eye she had to her business.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
You are laughing at me, and I own it is presumptuous to praise; but I did not mean to praise, only to admire.'
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
WORDS RELATED TO PRESUMPTUOUS
- off base
- out of line
- smart alecky
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