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Synonyms for supposed
səˈpoʊzd, -ˈpoʊ zɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supposed(p)(adj)

    required or under orders

    "I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store"

    empirical, empiric, unquestionable, likely, unobligated, probable

  2. supposed(a)(adj)

    mistakenly believed

    "the supposed existence of ghosts"

    unquestionable, empirical, likely, empiric, probable, unobligated

  3. alleged(a), so-called, supposed(adj)

    doubtful or suspect

    "these so-called experts are no help"

    unobligated, unquestionable, likely, empirical, empiric, probable

  4. conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious(adj)

    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"

    hypothetic, so-called, supposititious, conjectural, sibylline, supposed(a), divinatory, suppositional, mantic, supposed(p), hypothetical, sibyllic, vatical, suppositious, vatic, alleged(a)

    probable, likely, empirical, unobligated, empiric, unquestionable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. supposed(a)

    assumed, presumed, putative

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "supposed":

    alleged, presumed, assumed, so-called, purported

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How to use supposed in a sentence?

  1. Robert Kennedy Jr.:

    The checks and balances in our democratic system that are supposed stand between corporate power and our little children have been removed, and there's only one barrier left and that's the parents.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    You know, I don't know, but you might as well frontload it if you can, this is a long haul. Are we just supposed to say,' Ok, let's just kind of warm up and work your way into it ? Am I missing something here ? I'm not running to come in third. I'm not running to, you know, have it on my resume that I ran for Michael Lomax.

  3. Anthony Bourdain:

    We live in a complicated world. I can't imagine what it's like to have every single person in the industry wait for your opinion on every... matter. He's only human. That's a lot of pressure, some will say he chose that path or whatever, but I'd like to think that some people just go with the flow, be it healthy for them or not, because they think it's what they're supposed to do.

  4. Hannah Tandy:

    This is something we have actually talked about before, we have talked about bullying and how ... if bullying is to be put to a stop, the grown-ups have to be a good example of what the behavior is supposed to be for the children.

  5. Marko Cunningham:

    Some were shredded. There were legs where heads were supposed to be. It was horrific.

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