[ suh-poh-zuh l ]
/ səˈpoʊ zəl /
Supposedly vs. SupposablyHave you ever heard someone use the word supposably and wondered what they meant? Maybe it’s a synonym for supposedly? Or a mistake? Supposedly and supposably are often confused, perhaps most famously by Joey from Friends. Both of these words come from the English word suppose, which is a combination of sup- (a variant of sub- meaning “slightly,” “imperfectly,” “nearly”) and pose meaning “to assert, …
Is “Supposably” A Real Word?What does it mean? Supposably means capable of being supposed. In other words, it describes something that’s capable of happening. Though supposably is a valid word, it can be tricky to use in a sentence, and isn’t often used in modern speech. Contemporary writers are more likely to use its synonym, conceivably. Supposably is frequently confused with the similar-sounding word supposedly. The main difference is …
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Examples from the Web for supposal
This was the advice which Haman gave, out of a supposal that such a reward would come to himself.The Antiquities of the Jews|Flavius Josephus
Newes from any-whence, or, Old Truth under a supposal of Noueltie.