assumptive [uh-suhmp-tiv] Word Origin See more synonyms for assumptive on adjective

  1. taken for granted.
  2. characterized by assumption: an assumptive statement.
  3. presumptuous.

Origin of assumptive 1605–15; Latin assūmptīvus, equivalent to assūmpt(us) (past participle) (see assumption) + -īvus -ive Related formsas·sump·tive·ly, adverbnon·as·sump·tive, adjectiveo·ver·as·sump·tive, adjectiveo·ver·as·sump·tive·ly, adverb Related Words for assumptive assumed, likely, possible, presumable, probable, prospective, supposed, suppositive, presumed, arrogant, assuming, audacious, bold, brash, brassy, brazen, forward, impertinent, insolent, malapert Word Origin and History for assumptive adj.

early 15c., from Latin assumptivus, from assumpt-, past participle stem of assumere (see assume) + -ive.

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