What is another word for presumptuousness?

Pronunciation: [pɹɪsˈʌmpt͡ʃuːəsnəs] (IPA)

Presumptuousness refers to the act of overstepping one's boundaries or making assumptions without proper authority or permission. Synonyms for this word include arrogance, audacity, impudence, overconfidence, assumption, presumption, and haughtiness. Other synonyms that convey similar meanings and attitudes include cockiness, conceit, presumption, effrontery, pretension, and insolence. In some contexts, synonyms such as rudeness, disrespect, or discourtesy may also apply. Each of these words suggests an attitude of overconfidence or overstepping boundaries, often resulting in conflict or resentment. Understanding these synonyms can help individuals to express themselves more accurately and effectively in both personal and professional settings.

Synonyms for Presumptuousness:

What are the hypernyms for Presumptuousness?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for presumptuousness?

Presumptuousness is a negative trait that refers to someone being arrogant, overconfident, or assuming too much about themselves or their abilities. The antonyms for presumptuousness include humility, modesty, meekness, diffidence, bashfulness, and shyness. Humility is a positive trait that reflects the ability to recognize one's limitations and to be modest about one's abilities. Modesty is another antonym that relates to understating one's achievements and being unpretentious. Meekness is a trait of being gentle and submissive, highlighting a lack of arrogance. Diffidence, bashfulness, and shyness are antonyms that refer to being reserved, hesitant, or shy, which can be a desirable trait to balance out the negative connotations of presumptuousness.

Usage examples for Presumptuousness

Perhaps the damned are not utterly damned, so long as they do not add presumptuousness to their error.
"The Debit Account"
Oliver Onions
Corrie had turned to him a glance so clear, a face so startling in its white resolution and dignity of fearless candor, that Gerard drew back with a sensation of rebuked presumptuousness.
"From the Car Behind"
Eleanor M. Ingram
"I had forgotten it," he said bitterly, "but you forget nothing-nothing; years pass, and words spoken in the heedlessness of ignorance and the presumptuousness of youth, still live in your pitiless memory."
"Daisy Burns (Volume 2)"
Julia Kavanagh

Famous quotes with Presumptuousness

  • It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that eve
    Galileo Galilei

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