Presumably and Supposedly


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Presumably adverb – To all outward appearances.
Usage example: presumably he's going on the trip for business reasons, but we have our doubts

Supposedly is a synonym for presumably in as if topic. In some cases you can use "Supposedly" instead an adverb "Presumably", when it comes to topics like likely, apparently, roughly. popular alternative
Nearby Words: presuming, presumed, presumptive, presumable
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Supposedly adverb – Believed or reputed to be the case.
Presumably is a synonym for supposedly in as if topic. You can use "Presumably" instead an adverb "Supposedly", if it concerns topics such as apparently, roughly. popular alternative
Nearby Word: supposed
Synonyms for Supposedly

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  • Film / Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Presumably to make a point about it being as thoughtlessly destructive to humanity as humanity supposedly is to whales.
  • Film / The Big Lebowski Artistic License – Gun Safety: Walter is a walking example of this trope, despite (supposedly) serving in Vietnam, and presumably having been trained in gun handling.
  • Both Harry Potter badfics that use heavy metal, anarchy, bleeding wounds, Anatomically Impossible Sex, a presumably-high-off-his-ass Dumbledore, and random Satanic murder as plot points, but one was ostensibly written by an Emo Teen girl, and the other was supposedly written by a metalhead teen boy.
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