Assuming
Assuming As*sum"ing, a. Pretentious; taking much upon one's self; presumptuous. --Burke. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • assuming — is used to mean ‘on the assumption that’, and being participial is open to the often tiresome objection that the subject of the sentence has to be capable of assuming things, whereas of course the conceptual subject of the phrase is the people… …   Modern English usage

  • assuming — assuming; un·assuming; …   English syllables

  • assuming — index brazen, impertinent (insolent), insolent, obtrusive, orgulous, presumptuous, proud (conceited …   Law dictionary

  • assuming — [adj] presumptuous, arrogant bold, conceited, disdainful, domineering, egotistic, forward, haughty, imperious, overbearing, pushy, rude; concept 404 Ant. doubting, unassuming …   New thesaurus

  • assuming — ► CONJUNCTION ▪ based on the assumption that …   English terms dictionary

  • assuming — [ə so͞om′iŋ, əsyo͞om′iŋ] adj. taking too much for granted; presumptuous …   English World dictionary

  • assuming — [[t]əsju͟ːmɪŋ, AM su͟ːm [/t]] CONJ SUBORD You use assuming or assuming that when you are considering a possible situation or event, so that you can think about the consequences. Assuming you re right, he said, there s not much I can do about it,… …   English dictionary

  • Assuming — Assume As*sume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assuming}.] [L. assumere; ad + sumere to take; sub + emere to take, buy: cf. F. assumer. See {Redeem}.] 1. To take to or upon one s self; to take formally and demonstratively;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assuming — as|sum|ing [ ə sumıŋ ] conjunction * if: sometimes used for emphasizing that something may not be true: assuming (that): Assuming your calculations are correct, we should travel northeast …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • assuming */ — UK [əˈsjuːmɪŋ] / US [əˈsumɪŋ] conjunction if: sometimes used for emphasizing that something may not be true assuming (that): Assuming your calculations are correct, we should travel northeast …   English dictionary

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