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supposedly

[ suh-poh-zid-lee ]
/ səˈpoʊ zɪd li /
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adverb

according to what is falsely claimed, assumed, or imagined: In fact, the supposedly "simple" work of digging holes, cutting down trees, and blasting snowdrifts offered her an education of the hands and head.
according to what is accepted or believed, without positive knowledge: Next weekend it's supposedly getting a bit colder again, but I think that winter is over.

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Origin of supposedly

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH supposedly

supposably, supposedly
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