- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||assumed to be true, without factual certainty.
The supposed answer to that question is "yes."
- certain, proven
- similar words:
||intended as or thought to be such.
This herbal tea is a supposed remedy for a sore throat.
||required or expected based on an agreement, promise, convention, or rule.
I'm supposed to deliver this package to the manager and no one else.Everyone is supposed to be at work by nine o'clock.You're supposed to put your hand on your heart when you hear the national anthem.
||presumed or expected; used especially when fact differs or may differ from expectation.
What are you doing here? You're supposed to be at work.The furniture was supposed to arrive yesterday, but there was some delay.
||permitted or encouraged.
Students are not supposed to be wandering the halls during classes.You're not supposed to get out of bed without a nurse.