Definitions for supposed
səˈpoʊzd, -ˈpoʊ zɪdsup·posed
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word supposed.
required or under orders
"I'm supposed to be there at ten"; "he was supposed to go to the store"
"the supposed existence of ghosts"
alleged(a), so-called, supposedadjective
doubtful or suspect
"these so-called experts are no help"
conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititiousadjective
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"; "hypothetical situation"
Presumed to be true, but without proof
Jesus is the supposed son of God.
Generally considered or expected.
The movie is supposed to be good.
Having an obligation.
The phone is supposed to save us time.
The word "supposed" is an adjective that refers to something that is assumed, presumed, or generally believed to be true or accurate, despite possible doubt or lack of evidence. It implies that the information or situation in question is not confirmed or proven, but rather based on a widely accepted or commonly held belief.
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Rank popularity for the word 'supposed' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2448
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'supposed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #634
Rank popularity for the word 'supposed' in Adjectives Frequency: #255
The numerical value of supposed in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of supposed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Doing something your not supposed to do can be just as harmful as not doing something you are supposed to do.
Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his lttle finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
My mother taught us that we're supposed to help change the world, we're supposed to help make it better.
Wayne Am I supposed to be a man, am I supposed to say, it's OK, I don't mind. I don't mind. Well I mind I mind big time And you know what the worst part is I NEVER LEARNED TO READ.
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
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