suppositious


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sup·pos·i·ti·tious

 (sə-pŏz′ĭ-tĭsh′əs) or sup·po·si·tious (sŭp′ə-zĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Substituted with fraudulent intent; spurious.
2. Hypothetical; supposed.

[From Latin suppositīcius, from suppositus, past participle of suppōnere, to substitute; see suppose.]

sup·pos′i·ti′tious·ly adv.

suppositious

(ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃəs)
adj
deduced from supposition; hypothetical. Also: suppositionary
ˌsuppoˈsitiously adv
ˌsuppoˈsitiousness n

sup•po•si•tious

(ˌsʌp əˈzɪʃ əs)

adj.
supposititious.
[1615–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suppositious - 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"

suppositious

adjective
1. Fraudulently or deceptively imitative:
2. Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
References in classic literature ?
The destruction of Mustapha (that we named before) was so fatal to Solyman's line, as the succession of the Turks, from Solyman until this day, is suspected to be untrue, and of strange blood; for that Selymus the Second, was thought to be suppositious.
For this reason, all those suppositious tinctures and all those forms of potable gold should rightly be called putative gold, since their colour has its origin from digestion or the addition of tinting matter, rather than being born of gold.
unsubstantiated or suppositious, but the media transfixes on government