What is another word for supposedly?

Pronunciation: [sʌpˈə͡ʊzɪdlɪ] (IPA)

One of the most commonly used words in daily conversation, "supposedly" can often be replaced with other synonyms that convey a similar meaning. Among the most popular synonyms for "supposedly" are "allegedly," "apparently," "presumably," and "ostensibly." Each of these synonyms suggests that something is based on what someone has said or reported, rather than personal knowledge or observation. Other possible synonyms for "supposedly" include "purportedly," "seemingly," "notionally," and "reportedly," all of which can be used interchangeably to convey the same idea. By using a variety of different synonyms for "supposedly," speakers and writers can add nuance and complexity to their communication.

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What are the hypernyms for Supposedly?

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What are the opposite words for supposedly?

Supposedly is a word used to express that something is believed to be true but not necessarily proven. When it comes to antonyms of the supposedly, some possible choices could be proven, confirmed, authenticated, validated, substantiated, established, affirmed or factual. These words represent a sense of certainty and support, in contrast to the uncertainty and potential doubt that comes with the word supposedly. Other antonyms for purported, might include debunked, invalidated or refuted. They convey the idea that something is false, and not claimable as true or reputed. Ultimately, the antonym of supposedly depends on the context in which the word is used, however, the most commonly used antonyms are "proven, confirmed, and authenticated".

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Usage examples for Supposedly

"I believe I am in possession of all the facts concerning my butterfly," returned Marjorie, dryly, "and also those relating to your supposedly lost bracelet."
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
You're a man, supposedly.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
As soon as a smile is supposedly wiped off, the owner of it must maintain a perfectly sober expression.
"Entertaining Made Easy"
Emily Rose Burt

Famous quotes with Supposedly

  • When there wasn't any money involved, for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.
    Neil Abercrombie
  • I think it is obscene that we should believe that we are entitled to end somebody's life, no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done.
    Richard Attenborough
  • Money is always transitively valued. More money is supposedly always better than less money.
    Gregory Bateson
  • Let me pose you a question. Can farm-raised salmon be organic when its feed has nothing to do with its natural diet, even if the feed itself is supposedly organic, and the fish themselves are packed tightly in pens, swimming in their own filth?
    Mark Bittman
  • In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary.
    Harold Bloom

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