Synonyms of 'reputed'
a man reputed to be in his nineties
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An alleged fact has been stated but has not been proved to be true.
an alleged beating
An apparent situation, quality, or feeling seems to exist, although you cannot be certain that it does exist.
I was a bit depressed by our apparent lack of progress.
Ostensible is used to describe something that seems to be true or is officially stated to be true, but about which you or other people have doubts.
the ostensible reason for his resignation
Thesaurus for reputed from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you say that something is reputed to be true , you mean that people say it is true, but you do not know if it is definitely true.