Definition of reputedly in US English:



  • According to what people say or believe; supposedly.

    ‘he reputedly gained a £1.2-million settlement at the end of their marriage’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, credit card companies are picking up on this - probably gratefully actually, since 0% credit cards reputedly cost the industry more than £80 million a month.’
    • ‘They reputedly blew their advance on booze and drugs, although they now insist most of it went on studio costs as they had to scrap an entire album.’
    • ‘The ‘original’ Fringe stunt reputedly took place in the 1960s when, apparently, a beautiful naked woman was pushed down Princes Street in a wheelbarrow.’
    • ‘The Henry Ford purchased and overhauled the city bus on which Rosa Parks, today a Detroit resident, reputedly staged her famous resistance in Montgomery, Ala.’
    • ‘The collective memory, besides noting that his art reputedly links 1930s Surrealism to 1950s Abstract Expressionism, is rather vague about his pictures: were they realistic?’
    supposedly, by all accounts, according to popular belief, so the story goes, so i'm told, so people say, by repute, allegedly, putatively, apparently, seemingly, ostensibly
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