presumptuousness


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Synonyms for presumptuousness

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audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to

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The defects that are principally opposed to it are presumptuousness and pretentiousness.
The radicalism and presumptuousness of the minimalist program surfaces in Tajsner's uninformed statements about cognitive linguistics.
Thus, the proposed limits reflect not only a conceptually and empirically unsupported view on speculation, but also reveal a breathtaking presumptuousness about the way that commodity firms should do business.
But perhaps more in line with how many viewed Obama's bid for the number one position in the United States, audacity is best imagined as disturbing gall, unmitigated effrontery, presumptuousness, cheek, brass, impudence or nerve--as in "he had the audacity to think of running for President".
Let us look upon him at times of presumptuousness and pleasure, in order to learn to respect limits and to see the super-ficiality of all merely material goods.
Since, therefore, the person knows and confesses that he is by nature an evil, worm-eaten, and poisoned tree, and neither can nor wants to bring good fruit of himself, this pledge, promise, and public testimony does not happen out of human powers or capacities, for that would be presumptuousness or human arrogance.
Oh the presumptuousness of this fabulous feline, Fifi la Belle, cat extraordinaire.
If I did say it, I apologize for the presumptuousness and say I am very, very happy with how my life as a musician is going right now.
Looking back to when I began writing this column, I am at once amused and galled by my presumptuousness in believing that I had anything to offer the lifelong managers and skilled craftspeople in this industry.
Says Neiman, moral clarity requires the courage to judge actions, not the presumptuousness (and perhaps foolishness) to judge character - especially since many of us have moral thresholds that can be breached more easily than we'd like to think.
186), acknowledges his inability to create new worlds as well perhaps as his presumptuousness in bringing back the dead.
Could it be that the crew members of the Atago were seized by such a presumptuousness and mistaken notion?
He could not bring himself to accept and submit to the imminent return of the king and hence plunged himself into a fiery death from the lofty height of his presumptuousness.
Power, Purpose, the Presumptuousness of Postcoloniality, and Frantz Fanon's Peau noire, masques blancs.
Probably the derivation of Frank O'Hara's poems from a coterie discourse and from friendly dialogue suggests a more attractive way of avoiding the presumptuousness or mendacity afflicting the posture of individual integrity than either Fernando Pessoa's heteronymic authorship or J.