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supposed (adj.)

"believed or thought to exist," 1580s, past-participle adjective from suppose (v.); often with the -e- pronounced, to distinguish it from the passive past tense supposed, now common in the sense of "to have a duty or obligation" (1859).

updated on December 30, 2013

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Definitions of supposed from WordNet

supposed (adj.)
mistakenly believed;
the supposed existence of ghosts
supposed (adj.)
required or under orders;
I'm supposed to be there at ten
he was supposed to go to the store
supposed (adj.)
doubtful or suspect;
Synonyms: alleged / so-called
supposed (adj.)
based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence;
the supposed reason for his absence
Synonyms: conjectural / divinatory / hypothetical / hypothetic / suppositional / suppositious / supposititious
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