Definition of purportedly in English:

purportedly

adverb

  • As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly.

    ‘the photos purportedly show Nina with a lover’
    ‘a purportedly independent arbitrator’
    • ‘The documents purportedly show the distribution of regular under-the-table cash payments to senior party members.’
    • ‘This cast doubt on her true identity and her story as told in the purportedly factual book.’
    • ‘The artist and filmmaker purportedly formed a strong bond.’
    • ‘The following is the full text of a letter purportedly written by the captured British sailor.’
    • ‘The woman found a letter purportedly signed by the Prime Minister.’
    • ‘Although it's purportedly a comedy - a romantic comedy, even - its most memorable scene is a tense courtroom drama.’
    • ‘The film is only purportedly about rock and roll.’
    • ‘He pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm, which he tended to brandish at his employees, purportedly in jest.’
    • ‘The 1991 law purportedly aimed to separate legal entities from the State.’
    • ‘Purportedly, people view themselves as recovering instead of recovered to remind them that they should not drink.’

Pronunciation

purportedly

/pəˈpɔːtɪdli/