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  1. adopted in order to deceive; fictitious; pretended; feigned: an assumed name; an assumed air of humility.
  2. taken for granted; supposed: His assumed innocence proved untrue.
  3. usurped.
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Origin of assumed

First recorded in 1615–25; assume + -ed2
Related formsas·sum·ed·ly [uh-soo-mid-lee] /əˈsu mɪd li/, adverbnon·as·sumed, adjectiveself-as·sumed, adjectiveun·as·sumed, adjectivewell-as·sumed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for assumedly

Historical Examples of assumedly

  • Compounds have been put upon the market which assumedly claim to be cures for tackiness.

    The Preparation of Plantation Rubber

    Sidney Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for assumedly


  1. false; fictitiousan assumed name
  2. taken for grantedan assumed result
  3. usurped; arrogatedan assumed authority
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