Apparently and Supposedly


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Apparently adverb – To all outward appearances.
Usage example: apparently, her husband didn't know the cake was for the raffle, since he helped himself to a piece

Supposedly is a synonym for apparently in as if topic. In some cases you can use "Supposedly" instead the word "Apparently" as an adverb or an adjective, when it comes to topics like almost, presumably, seemingly, allegedly. popular alternative
Nearby Word: apparent
Synonyms for Apparently


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Supposedly adverb – Believed or reputed to be the case.
Apparently is a synonym for supposedly in as if topic. You can use "Apparently" instead the word "Supposedly" as an adverb or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as almost, presumably, seemingly. popular alternative
Nearby Word: supposed
Synonyms for Supposedly

Both words in one sentence

  • Genetic Memory Spiritual leaders called "Idama" apparently/supposedly still do it the old way, and with training can access past memories.
  • Playing Gertrude Supposedly, Le Beauf almost didn't get the role because of this, but in the end it apparently didn't matter.
  • It supposedly means "courageous spirit" but apparently actually reads "soy sauce".
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Supposedly or Apparently. 2016. Accessed May 23, 2022.

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