assumption

[ɐsˈʌmpʃən], [ɐsˈʌmpʃən], [ɐ_s_ˈʌ_m_p_ʃ_ə_n]

Antonyms for assumption:

constraint, reserve, modesty, documentation, validation, substantiation, doubt, timidness, misgiving, humbleness, Lowliness, diffidence, submissiveness, demureness, dismay, attestation, witness, consternation, self-doubt, testimonial, hesitancy, mousiness, confusion, self-distrust, corroboration, timidity, quietness, meekness, shyness, testament, confirmation, unassumingness, bashfulness, unobtrusiveness, reservedness, voucher, distrust, humility, evidence, coldness, down-to-earthness, proof, passivity, retiringness, backwardness, passiveness, coyness, testimony, unpretentiousness.


Definitions of assumption:

  1.   a hypothesis that is taken for granted; " any society is built upon certain assumptions" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   ( Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3.   a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; " on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   Arrogance. – Newage Dictionary DB
  6.   An assuming; a supposition. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7.   The act of assuming; supposition; the taking up into heaven, applied to the Virgin Mary. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8.   Act of assuming: a supposition. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   the act of taking possession of or power over something; " his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba"; " the Nazi assumption of power in 1934"; " he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10.   celebration of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11.   The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism. – Newage Dictionary DB
  12.   The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim. – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   The act of assuming; something taken for granted; a supposition. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14.   audacious ( even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; " he despised them for their presumptuousness" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15.   The taking of a person up into heaven. – Newage Dictionary DB
  16.   The act of taking to or upon oneself; the act of taking for granted; the thing supposed; arrogance; supposition; a disposition to claim more than is one's due. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17.   The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting. – Newage Dictionary DB
  18.   the act of assuming or taking for granted; " your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19.   A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven. – Newage Dictionary DB
  20.   celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21.   The act of assuming; the thing, often the postulate or proposition, assumed; the minor proposition in a categorical syllogism; the taking up a person into heaven; in particular a festival of the Romish and Greek Churches, celebrated in honour of the miraculous ascent of the Virgin Mary to heaven. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for assumption:

  1. The place was crawling with youngsters. It was good, because the kids were good. I can't make a general assumption Again, you're probably getting, as a general theme from me, that I don't make a lot of broad, sweeping rules about movies. – Adam Arkin
  2. The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion. – Ulrich Beck
  3. I was not sympathetic to the assumption that criminals had radically different motivations from everyone else. – Gary Becker
  4. The persecuting spirit has its origin... in the assumption that one's own opinions are infallibly correct. – John Fiske
  5. I'll tell you what the real problem is: These people are working under the assumption that they know better about what is good for kids, what kids need to learn to get ahead in this world. – Daniel Greenberg
  6. The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic... for the grounds for that love have always been the assumption that we ought to realize that we are the same the whole world over. – Germaine Greer
  7. It seems to me the most important issue in the LGBT community is the right to be queer -the right to be free of the heterosexual assumption – Jasmine Guy
  8. If you look at the history of big obstacles in understanding our world, there's usually an intuitive assumption underlying them that's wrong. – Jeff Hawkins
  9. The assumption that nature is all there is, and that nature has been governed by the same rules at all times and places, makes it possible for natural science to be confident that it can explain such things as how life began. – Phillip E. Johnson
  10. Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive. – Hugh Kingsmill
  11. The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted before observation had taken the place of assumption – Henry James Sumner Maine
  12. I think that my main criticism in that book was directed at the general assumption that adaptation characterizes populations and species, rather than simply the individuals in the populations and species. – George C. Williams
  13. This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible. – Carter G. Woodson
  14. If they are, then the only ultimate truths are the particulars of concrete experience, and no postulate or general assumption is inherent in science until its proceedings become systematic, or the truths already reached give direction to further research. – Chauncey Wright
  15. If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance. – Orville Wright

Usage examples for assumption:

  1. The assumption is that the upper classmen have had every opportunity to profit by the life of the college, and are prepared to flock by themselves in the town. ” – An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  2. The calculation is of value only on the assumption which, however, is altogether reasonable- that the light- house, when erected, stood on the tip of the Point. ” – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  3. “ Is it not the natural attendant on an assumption – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. Though possessing a thousand times his knowledge, they yield to his assumption of superior understanding; though knowing it is they who, in fact, do all that he is paid for doing, it is destruction to them to seem as if they thought any portion of the service belonged to themselves. ” – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  5. The world is getting better- such is the common assumption which is naturally associated with the idea of progress. ” – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  6. And yet, after all, upon what grounds does the assumption rest? ” – The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer by John Gerard
  7. Yet I could not help admiring the assumption of the scamp, who knew this fact as well as myself. ” – Drift from Two Shores by Bret Harte
  8. Those rites for the repose of the dead are monstrous in their assumption and ridiculous in their childish nature." ” – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  9. In 1503 he commenced the work, but in 1505 he died, leaving it half finished, and the monks called in Perugino to complete it, giving him also a commission to paint an " Assumption of the same size for the reverse of the altar- piece. ” – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
  10. So obvious did it seem to me that I decided to set to work on that assumption – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  11. The assumption therefore seems not unreasonable, that the latter country at the time of their arrival was no longer joined to England. ” – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff
  12. “ " In spite of the urgency of the case," remarked the Mandarin, with an assumption of the evenly- balanced expression that at one time threatened to obtain for him the title of " The Just", " there is one detail which must not be ignored- especially as our ruling will doubtless become a lantern to the feet of later ones. ” – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  13. “ " No, madame," replied Crevel, with an assumption of great coldness. ” – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  14. Well, then, I trust I should have the good sense to see that social equality between people who were better dressed, better taught, and better bred than myself was impossible, and that for me to force myself into their company was not only bad taste, but it was foolish, I have often heard my father say that the great superiority of the American practice of democracy over the French ideal was that it didn't involve any assumption of social equality. ” – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  15. Furthermore, it is a fair assumption that she saw us coming, and having, by then given up, it may be, any hope of seeing Brenda, she was, no doubt, considerably at a loss to account for our presence. ” – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  16. That he believed in the immortality of the soul is a claim that cannot be clearly established; and even if it could, would not confirm the assumption that he was a Christian. ” – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  17. The instances in the New Testament he seemed inclined to explain by the assumption that possession merely meant disease. ” – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  18. It is only assumption on his part. ” – The Living Link by James De Mille
  19. “ I am not making that assumption – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  20. She spoke with the manner of one who realizes that she holds the situation in her hands, and he yielded to this assumption of strength as he would have yielded ten years ago had she been clever enough to use it against him. ” – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow

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