purportedly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From purported +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pə(ɹ)ˈpɔː(ɹ).təd.li/

Adverb[edit]

purportedly (not comparable)

  1. supposedly, putatively, or reputedly
    • 2014, James Lambert, “Diachronic stability in Indian English lexis”, in World Englishes, page 120:
      In addition, none of the purportedly more common terms of these pairs appear to be especially frequent in modern Indian English.

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