The definition of supposed is thought to be true but without actual proof.
An example of supposed used as an adjective is in the phrase "his supposed girlfriend," which means a woman who he says is his girlfriend but whom no one else has ever met before.
- regarded as true, genuine, etc., without actual knowledge
- merely imagined
- Presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence: a supposed spy; the supposed decline of culture.
- Intended: medication that is supposed to relieve pain.
- a. Required: He is supposed to go to the store.b. Permitted: We are not supposed to smoke here.c. Firmly believed; expected: You're supposed to be my friend.
- Simple past tense and past participle of suppose.
- Presumed to be true, but without proof
- Jesus is the supposed son of God.
- (with infinitive) Generally considered or expected.
- The movie is supposed to be good.
- (with infinitive) Having an obligation.
- You are not supposed to smoke in the restaurant. [Note: this means, you are obliged not to smoke.]
- The phone is supposed to come with a manual.
- (with infinitive) Intended.
- The phone is supposed to save us time.