HyperDic: supposed

English > 4 senses of the word supposed:
ADJECTIVEallsupposedrequired or under orders
allsupposedmistakenly believed
allsupposed, alleged, so-calleddoubtful or suspect
allsupposed, conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, suppositional, suppositious, supposititiousbased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
supposed > pronunciation
Soundssahpow'zd
Rhymesclosed ... unopposed: 17 rhymes with owzd...
English > supposed: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningrequired or under orders.
Examples
  • "I'm supposed to be there at ten"
  • "he was supposed to go to the store"
BroaderobligatedCaused by law or conscience to follow a certain course
Spanishpretendido, supuesto
English > supposed: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmistakenly believed.
Example"the supposed existence of ghosts"
Broaderimprobable, unlikelynot likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
Spanishsupuesto
English > supposed: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdoubtful or suspect.
Synonymsalleged, so-called
Broaderquestionablesubject to question
Spanishllamado, presunto, supuesto
Catalananomenat, dit, presumpte, suposat
English > supposed: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningBased primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence.
Example "the supposed reason for his absence"
Synonymsconjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious
Broadertheoretical, theoreticconcerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
Spanishadivinatorio, conjetural, hipotético, supositivo, supuesto
Catalanhipotètic, supositiu

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