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 (sə-pŏz′ĭ-tĭsh′əs) or sup·po·si·tious (sŭp′ə-zĭsh′əs)
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.


deduced from supposition; hypothetical. Also: suppositionary
ˌsuppoˈsitiously adv
ˌsuppoˈsitiousness n


(ˌsʌp əˈzɪʃ əs)

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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"


1. Fraudulently or deceptively imitative:
2. Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
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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.
One is that Adair's explanation of Hume's influence on Madison is essentially suppositious, in that it lacks evidentiary confirmation.
Fleay advanced some highly suppositious claims about them and was lambasted by W.
It comprises of 18 suppositious situations in which a person requests to a noteworthy individual which makes that person susceptible to possible denunciation.
Anyone wishing to tell the Dean's story has to confront not only the suppositious lore that comes down to us from both worshipful and hostile sources, but also the detailed account books, the massive corpus of published and private writings, and the extensive body of epistolary evidence (four volumes in the modern standard edition, including more than 1,500 letters, plus the Journal to Stella).
By telling Da Lat's story across that suppositious divide separating colonial from postcolonial, Jennings' study also points to the lingering vestiges of imperial visions in contemporary Da Lat.
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