supposedadjectiveuk /səˈpəʊzd/ us /səˈpoʊzd/
supposed adjective (DUTY)
- The whole conference was totally disorganized - nobody knew what they were supposed to be doing.
- The appointments are supposed to be made without fear or favour.
- You know full well that you're not supposed to go there without asking me!
- You're supposed to put the handbrake on whenever you stop on a hill.
- I was supposed to be working this evening but what the hell - I'll see you in the pub in half an hour.
- answer for sb/sth
- answer for sth
- answer to sb
- have sth on your hands idiom
- I am not my brother's keeper idiom
- in the hot seat idiom
- it's your own lookout idiom
- saddle sb with sth
- social contract
supposed adjective (INTENDED)
- The cost of living in the city is more expensive, but salaries are supposed to be correspondingly higher.
- This new video-recorder is supposed to be foolproof.
- Cats are supposed to have nine lives.
- The new broom was supposed to improve the way the department is managed, but things have been worse than ever since she arrived.
- This cream is supposed to help nourish your skin.
supposed adjective (OTHERS' OPINION)
- Older people tend to be quite conservative and a bit suspicious of any supposed advances.
- The supposed trickle-down effect of lower taxes for the rich has not yet resulted in greater prosperity for society as a whole.
- The supposed advantages of city living meant nothing to him.
- They were all eager for a share in his supposed fortune.
- Her supposed good looks were legendary at the time.