# assuming

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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… …2

**assuming**— assuming; un·assuming; …3

**Assuming**— As*sum ing, a. Pretentious; taking much upon one s self; presumptuous. Burke. [1913 Webster] || …4

**assuming**— index brazen, impertinent (insolent), insolent, obtrusive, orgulous, presumptuous, proud (conceited …5

**assuming**— [adj] presumptuous, arrogant bold, conceited, disdainful, domineering, egotistic, forward, haughty, imperious, overbearing, pushy, rude; concept 404 Ant. doubting, unassuming …6

**assuming**— ► CONJUNCTION ▪ based on the assumption that …7

**assuming**— [ə so͞om′iŋ, əsyo͞om′iŋ] adj. taking too much for granted; presumptuous …8

**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,… …9

**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;… …10

**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 …11

**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 …12

**assuming**— as|sum|ing [əˈsju:mıŋ US əˈsu: ] conj also as suming that used when talking about an event or situation that might happen, and what you will do if it happens ▪ Assuming that you get a place at university, how are you going to finance your… …13

**assuming**— adjective Date: 1692 pretentious, presumptuous …14

**assuming**— assumingly, adv. /euh sooh ming/, adj. taking too much for granted; presumptuous. [1595 1605; ASSUME + ING2] * * * …15

**assuming**— I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. arrogant, presumptuous, bold; see egotistic 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. presumptuous, arrogant, overconfident, self important, imperious, egotistic, conceited, *nervy, vain. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective …16

**assuming**— as sumÂ·ing || mÉªÅ‹ adj. presumptuous, arrogant, haughty, conceited n. supposing, taking for granted; appropriating, adopting asÂ·sume || É™ sjuËm v. surmise, suppose to be true (especially without proof); take on a position or duty; adopt an… …17

**assuming**— conjunction based on the assumption. adjective archaic arrogant or presumptuous …18

**assuming**— a. 1. Presuming, presumptuous, forward, audacious, bold, shameless, frontless, unblushing, brazen, brazen faced. 2. Arrogant, proud, lofty, haughty, supercilious, overbearing, overweening, conceited, consequential, self conceited, self sufficient …19

**assuming**— adj 1. presumptuous, bold, audacious, brazen, impertinent; bumptious, forward, Inf. nervy, Inf. pushy, rude; impudent, insolent, Inf. cheeky, defiant; swaggering, boasting, blustering; overconfident, self assertive, self assured. 2. arrogant,… …20

**assuming**— [əˈsjuːmɪŋ] conjunction ifsometimes used for emphasizing that something may not be true …