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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: