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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. required or under orders;
- Example: "I'm supposed to be there at ten"
- Example: "he was supposed to go to the store"

2. mistakenly believed;
- Example: "the supposed existence of ghosts"

3. doubtful or suspect;
- Example: "these so-called experts are no help"
[syn: alleged(a), so-called, supposed]

4. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence;
- Example: "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"
- Example: "the supposed reason for his absence"
- Example: "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"
- Example: "hypothetical situation"
[syn: conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Suppose \Sup*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supposed; p. pr. & vb. n. Supposing.] [F. supposer; pref. sub- under + poser to place; -- corresponding in meaning to L. supponere, suppositum, to put under, to substitute, falsify, counterfeit. See Pose.] 1. To represent to one's self, or state to another, not as true or real, but as if so, and with a view to some consequence or application which the reality would involve or admit of; to imagine or admit to exist, for the sake of argument or illustration; to assume to be true; as, let us suppose the earth to be the center of the system, what would be the result? [1913 Webster] Suppose they take offence without a cause. --Shak. [1913 Webster] When we have as great assurance that a thing is, as we could possibly, supposing it were, we ought not to make any doubt of its existence. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 2. To imagine; to believe; to receive as true. [1913 Webster] How easy is a bush supposed a bear! --Shak. [1913 Webster] Let not my lord suppose that they have slain all the young men, the king's sons; for Amnon only is dead. --2 Sam. xiii. 32. [1913 Webster] 3. To require to exist or to be true; to imply by the laws of thought or of nature; as, purpose supposes foresight. [1913 Webster] One falsehood always supposes another, and renders all you can say suspected. --Female Quixote. [1913 Webster] 4. To put by fraud in the place of another. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Syn: To imagine; believe; conclude; judge; consider; view; regard; conjecture; assume. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

supposed adj 1: required or under orders; "I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store" 2: mistakenly believed; "the supposed existence of ghosts" 3: doubtful or suspect; "these so-called experts are no help" [syn: alleged(a), so-called, supposed] 4: 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" [syn: conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "supposed": academic, accounted as, alleged, assumed, assumptive, conjectural, conjectured, deemed, expected, given, granted, hinted, hypothetical, imagined, implicated, implied, indicated, inferred, intended, intimated, involved, meant, obliged, ostensible, postulated, postulational, postulatory, premised, presumed, presumptive, presupposed, pretended, professed, provisional, purported, putative, reputed, required, so-called, speculative, suggested, suppositional, supposititious, suppositive, suppository, taken for granted, tentative, theoretical, understood