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 ?
Let A to L represent the species of a genus large in its own country; these species are supposed to resemble each other in unequal degrees, as is so generally the case in nature, and as is represented in the diagram by the letters standing at unequal distances.
After a thousand generations, species (A) is supposed to have produced two fairly well-marked varieties, namely a1 and m1.
Seeing what it supposed to be the finger of scorn pointed at it, the Unblotted Escutcheon turned black with rage.
Such people are called self-deceivers, and are supposed to have had to go through some more or less elaborate process of concealing from themselves what would otherwise have been obvious.
Now, during the past night and forenoon, the Pequod had gradually drifted into a sea, which, by its occasional patches of yellow brit, gave unusual tokens of the vicinity of Right Whales, a species of the Leviathan that but few supposed to be at this particular time lurking anywhere near.
She supposed, if he meant anything, he must mean and allusion to what might arise in that quarter.
Accordingly, seeing that our senses sometimes deceive us, I was willing to suppose that there existed nothing really such as they presented to us; and because some men err in reasoning, and fall into paralogisms, even on the simplest matters of geometry, I, convinced that I was as open to error as any other, rejected as false all the reasonings I had hitherto taken for demonstrations; and finally, when I considered that the very same thoughts(presentations) which we experience when awake may also be experienced when we are asleep, while there is at that time not one of them true, I supposed that all the objects (presentations) that had ever entered into my mind when awake, had in them no more truth than the illusions of my dreams.
Consider, I said, Glaucon, that even the badness of food, whether staleness, decomposition, or any other bad quality, when confined to the actual food, is not supposed to destroy the body; although, if the badness of food communicates corruption to the body, then we should say that the body has been destroyed by a corruption of itself, which is disease, brought on by this; but that the body, being one thing, can be destroyed by the badness of food, which is another, and which does not engender any natural infection-- this we shall absolutely deny?
Just as he was preparing to get into bed, he heard you, talking to yourself, in your own room, and going to the door of communication, found that he had not shut it as he supposed.
Only once we heard a gunshot a great way off and supposed them to be hunting.
If you had supposed that it would make me excessively angry as well, you would not have been far wrong.
The sheriff, who is the summoner of ordinary juries, and the clerks of courts, who have the nomination of special juries, are themselves standing officers, and, acting individually, may be supposed more accessible to the touch of corruption than the judges, who are a collective body.