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Meaning of “supposedly” in the English Dictionary

"supposedly" in British English

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supposedlyadverb

uk   /səˈpəʊ.zɪd.li/  us   /-ˈpoʊ-/
C1 used to show that you do not ​believe that something you have been told is ​true: Well, the ​tickets are supposedly in the ​mail.

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(Definition of supposedly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"supposedly" in American English

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supposedlyadverb [not gradable]

 us   /səˈpoʊ·zɪd·li/
according to what someone told you, or ​according to what is ​believed by many ​people to be ​true: The ​tickets are supposedly in the ​mail. I’ve been down to the ​south of England where supposedly King Arthur’s ​castle was.
(Definition of supposedly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “supposedly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 想象上, 大概, 恐怕…
in Chinese (Traditional) 想像上, 大概, 恐怕…
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