Supposititiousness
Supposititious Sup*pos`i*ti"tious, a. [L. suppositicus. See {Supposition}.] 1. Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what is purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit; as, a supposititious child; a supposititious writing. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. Suppositional; hypothetical. [R.] --Woodward. [1913 Webster] -- {Sup*pos`i*ti"tious*ly}, adv. -- {Sup*pos`i*ti"tious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • supposititiousness — See supposititiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • supposititiousness — sup·pos·i·ti·tious·ness …   English syllables

  • supposititiousness — noun see supposititious * * * suppositiˈtiousness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑supposition …   Useful english dictionary

  • supposititious — supposititiously, adv. supposititiousness, n. /seuh poz i tish euhs/, adj. 1. fraudulently substituted or pretended; spurious; not genuine. 2. hypothetical. [1605 15; < L suppositicius, equiv. to supposit(us) (ptp. of supponere; see SUPPOSITION)… …   Universalium

  • supposititious — [səˌpɒzɪ tɪʃəs] adjective substituted for the real thing; counterfeit. Derivatives supposititiously adverb supposititiousness noun Origin C17: from L. supposititius (from supponere to substitute ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • supposititious — /səpɒzəˈtɪʃəs/ (say suhpozuh tishuhs) adjective 1. fraudulently substituted or pretended; spurious; not genuine. 2. hypothetical. {Latin suppositītius} –supposititiously, adverb –supposititiousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • supposititious — adj. spurious; substituted for the real. Derivatives: supposititiously adv. supposititiousness n. Etymology: L supposititius, icius f. supponere supposit substitute (as SUB ponere place) …   Useful english dictionary

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