assumed

adjective
as·​sumed | \ ə-ˈsümd How to pronounce assumed (audio) \

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 \ ə-​ˈsü-​məd-​lē How to pronounce assumed (audio) \ 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

Examples of assumed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When put together, the letters spell out April 9th, hence the assumed release date of the album. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Taylor Swift Announces Her First Re-Recorded Album "Fearless" Will Drop April Ninth," 11 Feb. 2021 Until a sunny summer morning last year, when word came that the man who shot Dan Woolley was living in Texas under an assumed name. Fox News, "Idaho cold case murder shook town; suspect's arrest causes aftershocks," 6 Dec. 2020 Until a sunny summer morning last year, when word came that the man who shot Dan Woolley was living in Texas under an assumed name. Fox News, "Idaho cold case murder shook town; suspect's arrest causes aftershocks," 6 Dec. 2020 The assumed mechanism is that these smells activate receptors in your nose that then talk to different parts of your brain, potentially helping to regulate your experience of pain or emotion. Rachel Feltman, Popular Science, "To take the most relaxing bath ever, add some healthy tips," 3 Jan. 2021 Until a sunny summer morning last year, when word came that the man who shot Dan Woolley was living in Texas under an assumed name. Fox News, "Idaho cold case murder shook town; suspect's arrest causes aftershocks," 6 Dec. 2020 Until a sunny summer morning last year, when word came that the man who shot Dan Woolley was living in Texas under an assumed name. Fox News, "Idaho cold case murder shook town; suspect's arrest causes aftershocks," 6 Dec. 2020 Piroo, a Tunisian-Frenchman from the suburb of Sartrouville who goes by an assumed name to protect his privacy, has had numerous interactions with French police growing up. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Does ‘human rights champion’ France live up to its ideals at home?," 11 Dec. 2020 Until a sunny summer morning last year, when word came that the man who shot Dan Woolley was living in Texas under an assumed name. Fox News, "Idaho cold case murder shook town; suspect's arrest causes aftershocks," 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of assumed

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Feb 2021

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“Assumed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assumed. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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assumed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of assumed

: not true or real

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