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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.

supposititious

(səˌpɒzɪˈtɪʃəs)
adj
substituted with intent to mislead or deceive
supˌposiˈtitiously adv
supˌposiˈtitiousness n

sup•pos•i•ti•tious

(səˌpɒz ɪˈtɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. fraudulently substituted or pretended; spurious; not genuine.
2. based on supposition; hypothetical.
[1605–15; < Latin suppositīcius=supposit(us), past participle of suppōnere (see supposition) + -īcius -itious]
sup•pos`i•ti′tious•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.supposititious - 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"

supposititious

adjective
1. Fraudulently or deceptively imitative:
2. Presumed to be true, real, or genuine, especially on inconclusive grounds:
Translations

supposititious

[səˌpɒzɪˈtɪʃəs] ADJespurio, supositicio