Definition of supposed in English:

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supposed

Pronunciation: /səˈpəʊzd/

adjective

[attributive]
Generally assumed or believed to be the case, but not necessarily so: people admire their supposed industriousness
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  • Some have retreated to the supposed safety of the Green Zone.
  • Mr Logan referred to our supposed selfish genes, a term he took from evolutionary biologist, Steven Dawkins.
  • One of the Biblical stories that forms a central part of creationist beliefs is the supposed universal flood of Genesis.
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