- simple past tense and past participle of assume
assumed (comparative more assumed, superlative most assumed)
- Used in a manner intended to deceive; pretended; simulated.
1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 22, in The Dust of Conflict:
- Appleby […] rose from his seat when Morales came in. He shook hands urbanely, unbuckled his sword, and laid his kepi on the table, and then sat down with an expression of concern in his olive face which Appleby fancied was assumed.
- Supposed or presumed.
intended to deceive; fictitious