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ALLEGED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alleged mean? 

ALLEGED (adjective)
  The adjective ALLEGED has 2 senses:

1. declared but not proved
2. doubtful or suspect

  Familiarity information: ALLEGED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALLEGED (adjective)


Sense 1alleged [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declared but not proved

Context example:

alleged abuses of housing benefits

Similar:

declared (made known or openly avowed)


Sense 2alleged [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Doubtful or suspect

Synonyms:

so-called; alleged; supposed

Context example:

these so-called experts are no help

Similar:

questionable (subject to question)


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