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Meaning & Definition of Supposed in English

English

Supposed

/səpoʊzd/

adjective

1. Required or under orders

  • "I'm supposed to be there at ten"
  • "He was supposed to go to the store"
    synonym:
  • supposed(p)

2. Mistakenly believed

  • "The supposed existence of ghosts"
    synonym:
  • supposed(a)

3. Doubtful or suspect

  • "These so-called experts are no help"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • conjectural
  • ,
  • divinatory
  • ,
  • hypothetical
  • ,
  • hypothetic
  • ,
  • supposed
  • ,
  • suppositional
  • ,
  • suppositious
  • ,
  • supposititious

Examples of using

You're supposed to be on my side.
It's supposed to rain tonight.
What are we supposed to do?