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unsupposed


adjective

  1. assumed as true, regardless of fact; hypothetical: a supposed case.
  2. accepted or believed as true, without positive knowledge: the supposed site of an ancient temple.
  3. merely thought to be such; imagined: supposed gains.

adjective

  1. (prenominal) presumed to be true without certain knowledgehis supposed date of birth
  2. (prenominal) believed to be true on slight grounds; highly doubtfulthe supposed existence of ghosts
  3. (səˈpəʊzd) (postpositive foll by to) expected or obliged (to)I’m supposed to be there at nine
  4. (səˈpəʊzd) (postpositive; used in negative foll by to) expected or obliged not (to)you’re not supposed to walk on the grass

adj.“believed or thought to exist,” 1580s, past participle adjective from suppose (q.v.); often with the -e- pronounced, to distinguish it from the passive past tense supposed, now common in the sense of “to have a duty or obligation” (1859).

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