Supposably vs. Supposed — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Supposably and Supposed
Capable of being supposed or conjectured
A supposable outcome.
Generally assumed or believed to be the case, but not necessarily so
People admire their supposed industriousness
Able to be supposed or conjectured.
(also sə-pōzĭd) Presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence
A supposed spy.
The supposed decline of culture.
(also sə-pōst) Intended
Medication that is supposed to relieve pain.
He is supposed to go to the store.
We are not supposed to smoke here.
Firmly believed; expected
You're supposed to be my friend.
Simple past tense and past participle of suppose
Presumed to be true, but without proof
Muhammad is the supposed messenger of God.
(with infinitive) Generally considered or expected.
The movie is supposed to be good.
(with infinitive) Having an obligation.
You are not supposed to smoke in the restaurant. [Note: this means, you are obliged not to smoke.]
The phone is supposed to come with a manual.
(with infinitive) Intended.
The phone is supposed to save us time.
The way things are supposed to be
The supposed existence of ghosts
Commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds;
The foundling's putative father
The reputed (or purported) author of the book
The supposed date of birth
Medication that is supposed to relieve pain
What's that gadget supposed to do?
Doubtful or suspect;
These so-called experts are no help
Required or under orders;
I'm supposed to be there at ten
He was supposed to go to the store
Based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence;
Theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
The supposed reason for his absence
Suppositious reconstructions of dead languages