Synonyms of supposed


1. suppose, say, speculate

usage: express a supposition; "Let us say that he did not tell the truth"; "Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?"

2. think, opine, suppose, imagine, reckon, guess, expect, anticipate

usage: expect, believe, or suppose; "I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel"; "I thought to find her in a bad state"; "he didn't think to find her in the kitchen"; "I guess she is angry at me for standing her up"

3. speculate, theorize, theorise, conjecture, hypothesize, hypothesise, hypothecate, suppose, expect, anticipate

usage: to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds; "Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps"

4. presuppose, suppose, assume, presume, take for granted

usage: take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand; "I presuppose that you have done your work"

5. presuppose, suppose, imply

usage: require as a necessary antecedent or precondition; "This step presupposes two prior ones"


1. supposed(predicate), obligated(predicate) (vs. unobligated)

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

2. supposed(prenominal), improbable (vs. probable), unlikely

usage: mistakenly believed; "the supposed existence of ghosts"

3. alleged(prenominal), so-called, supposed, questionable (vs. unquestionable)

usage: doubtful or suspect; "these so-called experts are no help"

4. conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious, theoretical (vs. empirical), theoretic

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of supposed (Dictionary)