purported

[ per-pawr-tid, -pohr- ]
/ pərˈpɔr tɪd, -ˈpoʊr- /

adjective

reputed or claimed; alleged: We saw no evidence of his purported wealth.

Nearby words

  1. purple trillium,
  2. purple-fringed orchid,
  3. purpleheart,
  4. purplish,
  5. purport,
  6. purportedly,
  7. purpose,
  8. purpose-built,
  9. purposeful,
  10. purposeless

Origin of purported

First recorded in 1890–95; purport + -ed2

Related formspur·port·ed·ly, adverbun·pur·port·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for purportedly

purported

/ (pɜːˈpɔːtɪd) /

adjective

alleged; supposed; rumoureda purported two million dollar deal
Derived Formspurportedly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for purportedly

purportedly

adv.

"allegedly," 1949, from past participle of purport (v.) + -ly (2).

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