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    #1

    What does preportedly mean?

    Hello all,
    I came a cross with this word by reading a mailing list.

    Context:
    "Hot, Cold, Wet ... it's all the same .. But taking a bath just to make a
    meaningless and preportedly major decision, now that is a feat wholly on it's own worth noting :D"

    The Free Dictionary, Webster, Cambridge Dictionary, Dictionary.com, Collins - they all haven't this word.

    Have anybody a idea?

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: What does preportedly mean?

    I think that the word the writer intended to use may have been "purportedly".

    This means "supposedly" or "believed to be".

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