Supposed meaning

sə-pōzd
Simple past tense and past participle of suppose.
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Presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence.

A supposed spy; the supposed decline of culture.

adjective
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Regarded as true, genuine, etc., without actual knowledge.
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Presumed to be true, but without proof.

Jesus is the supposed son of God.

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(with infinitive) Generally considered or expected.

The movie is supposed to be good.

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(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.

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(with infinitive) Intended.

The phone is supposed to save us time.

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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.

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Intended.

Medication that is supposed to relieve pain.

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Merely imagined.
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