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12.04.2014 10:47:43

supposititious

 
wollewe
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear English experts,

the word 'supposititious' I found in Tom Sharpe's 'The Great Pursuit'.
Should it be a funny, invented form for 'supposed'?

Yours

W. Welzel
 
12.04.2014 19:11:32

Re: supposititious

 
fredbär
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hallo W. Welzel,

at first I thought it was a mixture of 'supposition' and 'superstition' - but I checked and it's a real word - it means "Substituted for the real thing; not genuine:" (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/supposititious)

Hope that helps,

fredbär

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