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

he despised them for their presumptuousness

Syn: ↑presumption, ↑effrontery, ↑assumption
Derivationally related forms: ↑presumptuous, ↑presumptuous (for: ↑presumption), ↑presume (for: ↑presumption)
Hypernyms: ↑audacity, ↑audaciousness
Hyponyms: ↑uppityness, ↑uppishness

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