Definition of assumptive in English:

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assumptive

Pronunciation: /əˈsəm(p)tiv/

adjective

1 rare Of the nature of an assumption.
Example sentences
  • For within the context of international politics, faith is redundant as it calls for assumptive reasoning in a landscape of constant change and hidden agendas.
  • The tone of this article was assumptive and leading towards suggesting the opposite.
  • In Janoff-Bulman's poignant phrase, ‘it was the shattering of the assumptive world’.
2 archaic Apt to seize something for oneself.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in the sense 'taken, adopted'): from Latin assumptivus, from the verb assumere (see assume).

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Syllabification: as·sump·tive

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