presumably

[pri-zoo-muh-blee]

adverb

by assuming reasonably; probably: Since he is a consistent winner, he is presumably a superior player.

Nearby words

  1. prestress,
  2. prestressed concrete,
  3. prestwich,
  4. prestwick,
  5. presumable,
  6. presume,
  7. presumed ocular histoplasmosis,
  8. presuming,
  9. presumption,
  10. presumption of fact

Origin of presumably

First recorded in 1640–50; presumable + -ly

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presumably

adverb

(sentence modifier) one presumes or supposes thatpresumably he won't see you, if you're leaving tomorrow
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Word Origin and History for presumably

presumably

adv.

1640s, "with presumption, without examination," from presumable + -ly (2). As a qualifier, "probably, as one would presume," from 1830.

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