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synonyms for presumptuousness

  • assumption
  • assurance
  • audaciousness
  • audacity
  • boldness
  • brashness
  • brass
  • brazenness
  • cheek
  • cheekiness
  • chutzpah
  • cockiness
  • crust
  • defiance
  • discourtesy
  • disrespect
  • effrontery
  • face
  • familiarity
  • forwardness
  • gall
  • guts
  • gutsiness
  • hardiness
  • impertinence
  • incivility
  • insolence
  • moxie
  • nerve
  • overconfidence
  • pertness
  • pushiness
  • rudeness
  • sauciness
  • shamelessness
  • spunk
  • stuff
  • temerity
  • disrespectfulness
  • impudency
  • nerviness
  • sassiness
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antonyms for presumptuousness

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  • care
  • carefulness
  • caution
  • cowardice
  • doubt
  • fear
  • humility
  • manners
  • meekness
  • modesty
  • politeness
  • regard
  • reserve
  • respect
  • shyness
  • timidity
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How to use presumptuousness in a sentence

The presumptuousness of this language was softened by tones and gestures so humble, that I found it impossible to be angry!
DISCIPLINEMARY BRUNTON
But he could see no excuse for this presumptuousness in himself.
THE COURAGE OF MARGE O'DOONEJAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
Perhaps the damned are not utterly damned, so long as they do not add presumptuousness to their error.
THE DEBIT ACCOUNTOLIVER ONIONS
She sat there sneering at the presumptuousness of screen idols whom she had almost literally worshiped a year before.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
"More and more every minute," he said, not to be abashed by Betty's good natured presumptuousness.
SPRING STREETJAMES H. RICHARDSON
The gentle monster, no doubt, was tolerant of his presumptuousness, and soon put him at his ease again.
THE TREASURY OF ANCIENT EGYPTARTHUR E. P. B. WEIGALL
Yes, you have a parvenu's presumptuousness somewhere about you.
TOUCH AND GOD. H. LAWRENCE
It was evident that he was not normal, that it lay with us as a duty to puncture the bubble of his presumptuousness.
ATLANTIC CLASSICS, SECOND SERIESHENRY C. MERWIN
In vain Mirabeau raised a bold protest against such presumptuousness.
HISTORY OF THE JEWS, VOL. V (OF 6)HEINRICH GRAETZ
And yet I cannot believe that God would have visited their presumptuousness upon me with such horrid irony.
PENELOPE BRANDLINGVERNON LEE
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WORDS RELATED TO PRESUMPTUOUSNESS

  • audacity
  • boldness
  • brashness
  • brazenness
  • cheek
  • cheekiness
  • chutzpah
  • effrontery
  • flippancy
  • gall
  • impertinence
  • impudency
  • incivility
  • insolence
  • nerve
  • nerviness
  • pertness
  • presumptuousness
  • pushiness
  • rashness
  • rudeness
  • sassiness
  • sauciness
  • shamelessness
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