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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purportedly, supposedlyadverb

    believed or reputed to be the case


  1. purportedlyadverb

    supposedly, putatively or reputedly


  1. purportedly

    "Purportedly" is an adverb that means according to what has been alleged or stated by someone, often without proof or confirmation. It suggests that something is claimed to be the case or has been presented as truth, although it may not have been confirmed or proven.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purportedly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purportedly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of purportedly in a Sentence

  1. Abigail Spanberger:

    [A]fter first signaling her opposition to these reforms, the Speaker purportedly reversed her position, however, our bipartisan reform coalition was then subjected to repeated delay tactics, hand-waving gestures and blatant instances of Lucy pulling the football.

  2. Rory Smith:

    They are notorious for using videos and images purportedly showing the adverse effects of vaccines, such as autism in children and seizures in other vaccine recipients, the more emotive and graphic the videos and images — irrespective of whether it's actually linked at all to vaccines or not — the better.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    House Intelligence Committee has, in a sense, hijacked what should have been an uncontroversial straightforward review of congressional transcripts to identify and redact any classified information, and attempted to expand it into an unsolicited after the fact review for information purportedly protected by executive privilege.

  4. Ross Garber:

    Under Donald Trump, it was almost impossible to tell who was purportedly working on behalf of the government and who was working for Trump personally. That has significant consequences.

  5. Bob Corker:

    We're in a strange place, it's becoming a cultish thing, isn't it ? It's not a good place for any party to have a cult-like situation as it relates to a President that happens to be purportedly of the same party.

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