Webster 1913 Edition
praesumptuosus: cf. F.
présomptueux, OF. also
Full of presumption; presuming; overconfident or venturesome; audacious; rash; taking liberties unduly; arrogant; insolent;
A class of
presumptuousmen, whom age has not made cautious, nor adversity wise.
Founded on presumption;“False, presumptuous hope.”
Done with hold design, rash confidence, or in violation of known duty; willful.“Keep back the servant also from presumptuous sins.”
Ps. xix. 13.
Syn. – Overconfident; foolhardy; rash; presuming; forward; arrogant; insolent.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Bold and confident to excess; adventuring without reasonable ground of success; hazarding safety on too slight grounds; rash; applied to persons; as a presumptuous commander.
There is a class of presumptuous men whom age has not made cautious, nor adversity wise.
2.Founded on presumption; proceeding from excess of confidence; applied to things; as presumptuous hope.
3.Arrogant; insolent; as a presumptuous priest.
4.Unduly confident; irreverent with respect to sacred things.
5.Willful; done with bold design, rash confidence or in violation of known duty; as a presumptuous sin.