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Definitions of supposed

  1.   Laid down or imagined as true; believed.
  2.   based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; " theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; " the supposed reason for his absence"; " suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; " supposititious hypotheses"
  3.   required or under orders; " I'm supposed to be there at ten"; " he was supposed to go to the store"
  4.   designed to; " medication that is supposed to relieve pain"; " what's that gadget supposed to do?"
  5.   Supposedly.
  6.   doubtful or suspect; " these so- called experts are no help"
  7.   Thought to be true; imagined: often with the idea of false belief.
  8.   of Suppose
  9.   mistakenly believed; " the supposed existence of ghosts"
  10.   firmly believed; " the way things are supposed to be"
  11.   commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds; " the foundling's putative father"; " the reputed ( or purported) author of the book"; " the supposed date of birth"

Quotes of supposed

  1. Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions. – David Borenstein
  2. Ballet is completely unnatural to the body, just being turned -out... it's not the way your body is supposed to function, so you actually train your body to be a different structure than you were born with. – Neve Campbell
  3. It's not supposed to be easy, if it's easy, it's no good, that's the way I look at it. – Craig Charles
  4. Hamas, the opponents of Arafat, the opponents of peace, urged a boycott of the election, and yet there was an 85 percent turnout where Hamas is supposed to be strong. Isn't that really quite incredible? – Warren Christopher
  5. I think the reason why we were able to actually get it made was that we were so extremely naive- we had no experience at all here. We didn't even know that you were supposed to have an agent. We didn't even have a lawyer. We didn't know one soul. – Renny Harlin
  6. I would go to radio stations and they were supposed to be interviewing me and playing my record and they would say, We're playing too many women right now, we can't play your record. – Kristin Hersh
  7. The technological way of thinking has infected even ethics, which is supposed to be thinking about the good. – Leon Kass
  8. Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients. – Alan Keyes
  9. You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it. – Malcolm X
  10. I do not know that any writer has supposed that on this earth man will ultimately be able to live without food. – Thomas Malthus
  11. Mothers are not supposed to give guidance, right' Sean's doing his own thing. – Yoko Ono
  12. The other thing about FEMA, my understanding is that it was supposed to move into the Department of Homeland Security... and be what it was, but also having a lot of lateral communication with all those others involved in that issue of homeland security. – Warren Rudman
  13. Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense. – Arthur H. Sulzberger
  14. A woman my age is not supposed to be attractive or sexually appealing. I just get kinda tired of that. – Kathleen Turner
  15. I got to where I couldn't listen to country radio. Country music is supposed to have steel and fiddle. When I hear country music, it should be country. – Gretchen Wilson

Usage examples for supposed

  1. I'm supposed to be a boy who has run away from a circus." ” – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
  2. “ " I am not supposed to know the ways of society," she said, " but I don't think I want to know much about this sort of society." ” – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  3. About this sad case of McLean's, major, as I supposed you were. ” – 'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam. by Charles King
  4. He supposed she sent him one every day. ” – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  5. He was away from home, Mark said, and I went after him, to where he was supposed to be. ” – The Author Of Beltraffio by Henry James
  6. Was I supposed to have some? ” – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  7. “ I always supposed you did. ” – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  8. “ Dosett he supposed to be,- in his, Dosett's way,- fairly well off. ” – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  9. What are we supposed to do if there's a 'minor difficulty'? ” – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  10. However, all girls looked good to me- as they were supposed to. ” – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  11. “ I asked Warri where he supposed it led to, and he answered " Coolgardie!" ” – Spinifex and Sand Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia by David W Carnegie
  12. He never learnt that his father, supposed to have been murdered, was himself a murderer. ” – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  13. That was better than feeling nothing, he supposed – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  14. Miss Boyce and her mother would, he supposed be down directly. ” – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. Are they supposed to drink three times at once? ” – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  16. “ " But Storm's still supposed to be Mrs. Shuster's secretary," said Jack. ” – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  17. “ " I supposed so," said Alma, calmly. ” – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  18. “ I supposed she was dead until the day she came to me. ” – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  19. “ Dad's supposed to be rich, but he isn't. ” – Isle o' Dreams by Frederick F. Moore
  20. He was not dead, as she had at first supposed but he was in a very death- like sleep. ” – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth

Idioms for supposed

  • supposed to do sth;
  • supposed to;
  • ( It's) not supposed to.;