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suppositious

[suhp-uh-zish-uh s]
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adjective
  1. formed from or growing out of supposition: suppositious evidence.
  2. supposititious.
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Origin of suppositious

First recorded in 1615–25; shortened form of supposititious
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Examples from the Web for suppositious

Historical Examples

  • A suppositious example may serve in explanation; only a fact will serve as proof.

    Public Speaking

    Clarence Stratton

  • "That's true patriotism," the officers agreed, but were puzzled by the grinning of the suppositious patriot.

  • I hope you didn't do more'n make a suppositious case and find out what her sentiments was.

  • The example may be either actual or suppositious, but it must illustrate clearly and accurately.

    Public Speaking

    Clarence Stratton

  • He is bitten by suppositious dogs cunningly simulated by stage carpenters, who remark "bow wow" from behind the scenes.


British Dictionary definitions for suppositious

suppositious

adjective
  1. deduced from supposition; hypothetical
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Derived Formssuppositiously, adverbsuppositiousness, noun
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