assumed

adjective
as·sumed | \ə-ˈsümd \

Definition of assumed 

1 : not true or real : deliberately pretended or feigned an assumed cheerfulness an assumed air of indifference : false, fictitious an assumed name

2 : taken for granted : supposed the assumed reason for his absence

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Other Words from assumed

assumedly adverb
The hotel has seven rentable rooms on the third floor, assumedly for those who need to render themselves supine after an attack on the elaborate fare. — Horace Sutton

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The agency’s chief historian, Bodo Hechelhammer, told the newspaper that Ms. Burwitz worked as a secretary under an assumed name in the early 1960s. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Gudrun Burwitz, ever-loyal daughter of Nazi mastermind Heinrich Himmler, dies at 88," 11 July 2018 In the Netherlands, authorities are examining whether two assassinations of Iranian opposition figures—one of whom was living under an assumed name—were carried out by the Iranian government. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, "Four Arrested in Alleged Plot to Bomb Anti-Iran Gathering," 2 July 2018 The agency’s chief historian, Bodo Hechelhammer, told the newspaper that Mrs. Burwitz worked as a secretary under an assumed name in the early 1960s. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Gudrun Burwitz, ever-loyal daughter of Nazi mastermind Heinrich Himmler, dies at 88," 30 June 2018 Instead, my body spoke on my behalf, proof positive of my assumed irresponsibility and neglect. Your Fat Friend, SELF, "Weight Stigma Kept Me Out Of Doctors’ Offices for Almost a Decade," 26 June 2018 And despite the assumed financial demands of the sport, polo can be more inclusive and affordable thanks to local clubs, which provide equipment, horses and farmland. Brittany Britto, baltimoresun.com, "Saddle up: Maryland Polo Club celebrates 'sport of kings' with weekly matches, lively BritFest," 5 June 2018 Saddam Hussein, then a young army officer and officially only vice-chairman, had more or less assumed power by the early 1970s. Peter Schwartzstein, Smithsonian, "How Saddam and ISIS Killed Iraqi Science," 30 May 2018 The assumed cultural norm doesn’t make much room for us. Gigi Engle, Marie Claire, "Why Can't I Have an Orgasm?," 28 May 2018 In fact, some parents advocate that teens create a separate account under an assumed name for the sillier, less college-application-appropriate parts of teen life. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, "Is your teen's fake Instagram account keeping you up at night? Here's how to deal.," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of assumed

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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