1. assumed as true, regardless of fact; hypothetical: a supposed case.
2. accepted or received as true, without positive knowledge and perhaps erroneously: the supposed site of an ancient temple.
3. merely thought to be such: to sacrifice real for supposed gains.
–supposedly /səˈpoʊzədli/ (say suh'pohzuhdlee), adverb
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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