assumed


assumed
adjective
adopted in order to deceive
-

an assumed name

-

an assumed cheerfulness

-

a fictitious address

-

fictive sympathy

-

a pretended interest

-

a put-on childish voice

-

sham modesty

Syn: ↑false, ↑fictitious, ↑fictive, ↑pretended, ↑put on, ↑sham
Similar to: ↑counterfeit, ↑imitative
Derivationally related forms: ↑sham (for: ↑sham), ↑fiction (for: ↑fictitious), ↑falseness (for: ↑false)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Assumed — As*sumed , a. 1. Supposed. [1913 Webster] 2. Pretended; hypocritical; make believe; as, an assumed character. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assumed — [adj1] pretended affected, artificial, bogus, counterfeit, fake, false, feigned, fictitious, imitation, made up, make believe, phony, pretended, put on, sham, simulated, spurious; concept 582 Ant. genuine, natural, real assumed [adj2] expected… …   New thesaurus

  • assumed — I (feigned) adjective adopted, apocryphal, bogus, contrived, counterfeit, deceptive, delusive, disguised, fabricated, factitious, fake, false, fictitious, fraudulent, invented, manufactured, misleading, misrepresented, pretended, pretexted,… …   Law dictionary

  • assumed — [ə so͞omd, əsyo͞omd′] adj. 1. pretended; put on; fictitious 2. taken for granted …   English World dictionary

  • Assumed — Assume As*sume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Assumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Assuming}.] [L. assumere; ad + sumere to take; sub + emere to take, buy: cf. F. assumer. See {Redeem}.] 1. To take to or upon one s self; to take formally and demonstratively;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assumed — adj. (cannot stand alone) assumed to + inf. (she was assumed to be out of the country) * * * [ə sjuːmd] (cannot stand alone) assumed to + inf. (she was assumed to be out of the country) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • assumed — assumedly /euh sooh mid lee/, adv. /euh soohmd /, adj. 1. adopted in order to deceive; fictitious; pretended; feigned: an assumed name; an assumed air of humility. 2. taken for granted; supposed: His assumed innocence proved untrue. 3. usurped.… …   Universalium

  • assumed — adjective under an assumed name using a false name: He registered at the hotel under an assumed name …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • assumed — adj. Assumed is used with these nouns: ↑identity, ↑name …   Collocations dictionary

  • assumed — adjective an assumed name Syn: false, fictitious, invented, made up, fake, bogus, sham, spurious, make believe, improvised, adopted; informal pretend, phony Ant: genuine …   Thesaurus of popular words


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.