assumed

adjective as·sumed \ ə-ˈsümd \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

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

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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First Known Use of assumed

1813

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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