Definition of "supposititious" [sup•pos•i•ti•tious]

  • Substituted with fraudulent intent; spurious. (adjective)
  • Hypothetical; supposed. See Synonyms at supposed. (adjective)

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Use "supposititious" in a sentence
  • "Not content with the cares of the present day and hour, she dived far into the future, and carried all sorts of imaginary loads that would come in supposititious cases."
  • ""Listen to me, my lad; I'll put what we call a supposititious case to you."
  • "The speaker for this school was one who could not see why it was not just as lawful for the moderns to 'invent new measures in verses,' at least, as in 'dances,' and why it was not just as competent for him to compose 'supposititious' letters for _his_ purposes, as it was for"