Etymology

1. supposedly

adverb. ['səˈpoʊzədli'] believed or reputed to be the case.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • supposed (English)

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Rhymes with Supposedly

  • absurdly
  • acidly
  • admittedly
  • advisedly
  • advisedly
  • allegedly
  • assertedly
  • assuredly
  • avidly
  • avowedly
  • awkwardly
  • badly
  • baldly
  • belatedly
  • blandly
  • blessedly
  • blindly
  • boldly
  • broadly
  • candidly

How do you pronounce supposedly?

Pronounce supposedly as səˈpoʊzədli.

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Sentences with supposedly


1. Adverb
The moles supposedly then leave the treated area in search of a new food source.

Quotes about supposedly


1. I hope that Americans will give careful and well-informed thought to root causes and historical realities, in which case I think they will question why a supposedly 'legitimate' state such as Israel has had to conduct decades of war against a subject refugee population without ever achieving its goals.
- Ismail Haniyeh

2. The supposedly immaterial soul, we now know, can be bisected with a knife, altered by chemicals, started or stopped by electricity, and extinguished by a sharp blow or by insufficient oxygen.
- Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

3. I don't care what is written,"Meyer Landsman says. "I don't care what supposedly got promised to some sandal-wearing idiot whose claim to fame is that he was ready to cut his own son's throat for the sake of a hare-brained idea. I don't care about red heifers and patriarchs and locusts. A bunch of old bones in the sand. My homeland is in my hat. It's in my ex-wife's tote bag.
- Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union

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