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supposititious

[ suh-poz-i-tish-uhs ]
/ səˌpɒz ɪˈtɪʃ əs /
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adjective

fraudulently substituted or pretended; spurious; not genuine.

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Origin of supposititious

1605–15; <Latin suppositīcius, equivalent to supposit(us) (past participle of suppōnere;see supposition) + -īcius-itious

OTHER WORDS FROM supposititious

sup·pos·i·ti·tious·ly, adverbsup·pos·i·ti·tious·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for supposititious

supposititious
/ (səˌpɒzɪˈtɪʃəs) /

adjective

substituted with intent to mislead or deceive

Derived forms of supposititious

supposititiously, adverbsupposititiousness, noun
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