Supposedly vs. Supposably - What's the difference?


  • Supposedly (adverb)

    As a matter of supposition; in the beliefs or according to the claims of some people.

    "People from other planets have supposedly visited Earth in flying saucers."

    "According to your testimony, you were supposedly at home watching TV when the murder occurred."

  • Supposably (adverb)

    Able to be supposed or conjectured.

  • Supposably (adverb)


Princeton's WordNet

  • Supposedly (adverb)

    believed or reputed to be the case

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