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suppositious Line breaks: sup|pos¦itious
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌpəˈzɪʃəs/

Definition of suppositious in English:

adjective

Based on assumption rather than fact: most of the evidence is purely suppositious
More example sentences
  • No wonder Meg left the biz to focus on something a little less suppositious.

Origin

Early 17th century (in the sense 'supposititious'): partly a contraction of supposititious, reinforced by supposition.

Derivatives

suppositiously

1
adverb

suppositiousness

2
noun

Words that rhyme with suppositious

adventitious, Aloysius, ambitious, auspicious, avaricious, capricious, conspicuous, delicious, expeditious, factitious, fictitious, flagitious, judicious, lubricious, malicious, Mauritius, meretricious, nutritious, officious, pernicious, propitious, repetitious, seditious, siliceous, superstitious, surreptitious, suspicious, vicious

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