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supposititious

[suh-poz-i-tish-uh s]
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adjective
  1. fraudulently substituted or pretended; spurious; not genuine.
  2. hypothetical.

Origin of supposititious

1605–15; < Latin suppositīcius, equivalent to supposit(us) (past participle of suppōnere; see supposition) + -īcius -itious
Related formssup·pos·i·ti·tious·ly, adverbsup·pos·i·ti·tious·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for supposititious

Historical Examples

  • He might put the supposititious case of a friend, and ask what the friend ought to do.

    One Day's Courtship

    Robert Barr

  • Argument is at an end when supposititious miracle is introduced.

  • What if the Zohar should prove not to be genuine, but only a supposititious work?

  • Chambers's Encyclopdia rejects the work also as supposititious.

  • The first gun was that popular device, a supposititious question.


British Dictionary definitions for supposititious

supposititious

adjective
  1. substituted with intent to mislead or deceive
Derived Formssupposititiously, adverbsupposititiousness, noun
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