Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a supposable degree or way; as may be supposed or presumed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb able to be supposed or conjectured.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

supposable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • The completely uneducated are slightly more irritating when they say "supposably".

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  • The voters you supposably care about are going in large numbers towards Hillary but you decide to be a snake and put your own political ambitions in front of what the people you are apparently fighting for want.

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  • Having an espresso or "expresso" if you're the kind of person who says "supposably" instead of "supposedly" special named after you in San Francisco is a true honor, and it's the equivalent of getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, having a sandwich named after you at the Carnegie Deli, or being named in the Floyd Landis confession.

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  • There was a publication ban on my name at the time of the trial supposably to protect me–too little,too late.

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  • I have seen a couple photos of (supposably caucasian) men with extremely strong body hair that extented to their upper arms and back, but those seemed to be rare exotics, worthy in the eyes of some of being photographed and posted on the internet (preferrably with some pattern shaved into their back hair).

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  • He is revealing to us that God hates popes, since Peter is supposably** the first pope.

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  • (I think "Order of Fries with That" made me laugh even harder than "supposably.") 6: 51 PM cappy said ...

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  • A few consoles where supposably sold for over fifteen thousand dollars (some even 30k), but the winning bidders where in fact first time eBay users.

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  • If you're as obsessive as Barack supposably is about keeping his wasp-waist, you can use low-fat Mayo boring! or Vegganaise, a handy-dandy vegan alternative.

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  • If you're as obsessive as Barack supposably is about keeping his wasp-waist, you can use low-fat Mayo boring! or Vegganaise, a handy-dandy vegan alternative.

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Comments

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  • What next, LIBARIAN? VALENTIME'S DAY? Just because so many people mispronounce it doesn't make it right.

    January 17, 2007

  • Much as I love a certain co-worker, if she says this again I shall knock her teeth into her throat.

    January 31, 2007

  • Reading these "words" is like running my fingers down a blackboard!

    January 31, 2007

  • This is a combination of "supposedly" and "probably", kind of like ginormous. Despite your dislike for it, it is enjoyable to say, more whimsical than the alternatives.

    February 1, 2007

  • That's it. She said it. I literally grabbed my arm to keep it on the table so I *wouldn't* knock her teeth into her throat.

    February 2, 2007

  • hey guys, just read the dictionary! Supposably is a word.

    June 14, 2008

  • It is, apparedly. ;-)

    June 14, 2008

  • Not all words are created equal. Some, like this, are created from all the icky things on molly's Lees list.

    I don't mind, on the other hand, supposable, ie. able to be supposed.

    June 14, 2008

  • So, isn't supposably the related adverb?

    Like "in a way that can be supposed"?

    June 14, 2008

  • "Supposedly" is the standard form. "Supposably" can be used only when the meaning is "capable of being supposed," and then only in the U.S. You won't get into trouble if you stick with "supposedly".

    (Paul Brians, Common Errors in English Usage)

    April 18, 2009