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Meaning of supposed by Wiktionary Dictionary

supposed


    Pronunciation

    • ( verb )
      • ( RP ): /səˈpəʊzd/, /s@"p@Uzd/
      • ( US ): səpōzd', /səˈpoʊzd/, /s@"poUzd/
    • ( adjective )
      • ( RP ): /səˈpəʊzɪd/, /s@"p@UzId/
      • ( US ): səpō'zĭd, /səˈpoʊzɪd/, /s@"poUzId/

    Adjective

    supposed ( not comparable )

    1. Presumed to be true, but without proof
      Jesus is the supposed son of God .
    2. ( with infinitive ) Generally considered or expected .
      The movie is supposed to be good .
    3. ( with infinitive ) Having an obligation .
      You are not supposed to smoke in the restaurant. [Note: this means, you are obliged not to smoke.]
      The phone is supposed to come with a manual .
    4. ( with infinitive ) Intended .
      The phone is supposed to save us time .

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Explanation of supposed by Wordnet Dictionary

supposed


    Adjective
    1. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

    2. the supposed reason for his absence
    3. mistakenly believed

    4. the supposed existence of ghosts
    5. required or under orders

    6. I'm supposed to be there at ten
      he was supposed to go to the store
    7. doubtful or suspect