ASSUMED

assumed

1. accepted as real or true without proof; "an assumed increase in population"; "the assumed reason for his absence"; "assumptive beliefs"; "his loyalty was taken for granted"

2. taken as your right without justification; "was hearing evidence in an assumed capacity"; "Congress''s arrogated powers over domains hitherto belonging to the states"

3. 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"

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