Synonyms for supposed

Synonyms for (adjective) supposed

Synonyms: supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious, hypothetic, hypothetical, divinatory, conjectural

Definition: based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

Usage: theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural; the supposed reason for his absence; suppositious reconstructions of dead languages; hypothetical situation

Similar words: theoretic, theoretical

Definition: concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

Usage: theoretical science


Synonyms: supposed

Definition: mistakenly believed

Usage: the supposed existence of ghosts

Similar words: improbable, unlikely

Definition: not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

Usage: legislation on the question is highly unlikely; an improbable event


Synonyms: supposed

Definition: required or under orders

Usage: I'm supposed to be there at ten; he was supposed to go to the store

Similar words: obligated

Definition: caused by law or conscience to follow a certain course

Usage: felt obligated to repay the kindness; was obligated to pay off the student loan


Synonyms: supposed, so-called, alleged

Definition: doubtful or suspect

Usage: these so-called experts are no help

Similar words: questionable

Definition: subject to question

Usage: questionable motives; a questionable reputation; a fire of questionable origin