supposed


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sup·posed

 (sə-pōzd′)
adj.
1. (also sə-pō′zĭd) Presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence: a supposed spy; the supposed decline of culture.
2. (also sə-pōst′) Intended: medication that is supposed to relieve pain.
3. (also sə-pōst′)
a. Required: He is supposed to go to the store.
b. Permitted: We are not supposed to smoke here.
c. Firmly believed; expected: You're supposed to be my friend.

sup·pos′ed·ly (-pō′zĭd-lē) adv.

supposed

(səˈpəʊzd; -ˈpəʊzɪd)
adj
1. (prenominal) presumed to be true without certain knowledge: his supposed date of birth.
2. (prenominal) believed to be true on slight grounds; highly doubtful: the supposed existence of ghosts.
3. (foll by: to) expected or obliged (to): I'm supposed to be there at nine.
4. (foll by: to) expected or obliged not (to): you're not supposed to walk on the grass.
supposedly adv

sup•posed

(səˈpoʊzd, -ˈpoʊ zɪd)

adj.
1. assumed as true; hypothetical: a supposed case.
2. accepted as true, without positive knowledge: the supposed site of an ancient temple.
3. merely thought to be such; imagined: supposed gains.
[1560–70]
sup•pos′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.supposed - required or under orders; "I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store"
obligated - caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course; "felt obligated to repay the kindness"; "was obligated to pay off the student loan"
2.supposed - mistakenly believed; "the supposed existence of ghosts"
improbable, unlikely - not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred; "legislation on the question is highly unlikely"; "an improbable event"
3.supposed - doubtful or suspect; "these so-called experts are no help"
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
4.supposed - based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"
theoretic, theoretical - concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science"

supposed

adjective
1. (usually with to) meant, expected, required, obliged He produced a handwritten note of nine men he was supposed to kill.
2. presumed, alleged, professed, reputed, accepted, assumed, rumoured, hypothetical, putative, presupposed What is it his son is supposed to have said?

supposed

adjective
1. Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
2. Assumed to be such:
Translations

supposed

[səˈpəʊzd] ADJ [ally, benefit, threat] → supuesto

supposed

[səˈpəʊzd səˈpəʊzɪd] adj (= alleged) [ally, enemy, rival, benefit, threat] → supposé(e)

supposed

adjvermutet; date of birth, site of temple, author alsomutmaßlich; insult, glamourangeblich

supposed

[səˈpəʊzd] adj (presumed) → presunto/a; (so-called) → cosiddetto/a
References in classic literature ?
Had you come into the room you might have supposed the old man had unpleasant dreams or perhaps indigestion.
Robert supposed he was not, as there were a good many New Orleans club men over at Klein's.
A long and anxious watch succeeded, but without any further evidences of a renewed attack; and Duncan began to hope that their fire had proved more fatal than was supposed, and that their enemies had been effectually repulsed.
It's about the same thing, I reckon," said Dick Mattingly, who was supposed, in his fiery youth, to have encountered the similarity.
As for Matthew Maule's posterity, it was supposed now to be extinct.
It is a pious consolation to me that, through my interference, a sufficient space was allowed them for repentance of the evil and corrupt practices into which, as a matter of course, every Custom-House officer must be supposed to fall.
An old soldier might be supposed to prize only the bloody laurel on his brow; but here was one who seemed to have a young girl's appreciation of the floral tribe.
Pine's death had happened suddenly, and that these papers, which he probably kept in his official desk, had never come to the knowledge of his heirs, or were supposed to relate to the business of the revenue.
My second was a violent perception of the mistake of my first: the man who met my eyes was not the person I had precipitately supposed.
Bulgaria canceled a meeting of a bilateral committee with Russia, which was supposed to take place on Sunday and Monday, reports Capital Daily.
CGI is supposed to create a system could send official enrollment information files to participating carriers, but the system has never worked properly.
Is it true that you are not supposed to wash mushrooms?