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English definition of “supposed”

supposed

adjective [before noun] (OTHERS' OPINION)    /səˈpəʊzd/ US  /-ˈpoʊzd/
used to show that you do not believe that something or someone really is what many other people consider them to be: a supposed genius The costs of the programme outweigh its supposed benefits.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending Grammar:Be supposed toBe supposed to is used to talk about obligations and arrangements:See more
(Definition of supposed adjective (OTHERS' OPINION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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