Presumptuous vs Harangue - What's the difference?

presumptuous | harangue |


As an adjective presumptuous

is going beyond what is right, proper, or appropriate because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance.

As a verb harangue is

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presumptuous

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Going beyond what is right, proper, or appropriate because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance.
  • Synonyms

    * (going beyond what is proper) overconfident, foolhardy, rash, presuming, forward, arrogant, insolent, conceited

    harangue

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An impassioned, disputatious public speech.
  • A tirade or rant, whether spoken or written.
  • She gave her son a harangue about the dangers of playing in the street.
    The priest took thirty minutes to deliver his harangue on timeliness, making the entire service run late.
  • * 1895 , , Ch X:
  • But he continued his harangue without waiting for a reply.

    Synonyms

    * (tirade or rant): admonition, condemnation, criticism, diatribe, polemic, rant, screed, tirade

    Verb

    (harangu)
  • To give a forceful and lengthy lecture or criticism to someone.
  • The angry motorist leapt from his car to harangue the other driver.
  • * 1814 , , Ch XV:
  • This picture of her consequence had some effect, for no one loved better to lead than Maria; and with far more good-humour she answered, "I am much obliged to you, Edmund; you mean very well, I am sure: but I still think you see things too strongly; and I really cannot undertake to harangue all the rest upon a subject of this kind. There would be the greatest indecorum, I think."

    Synonyms

    * admonish, berate, lecture

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