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  Definition of ostensible
  1. represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"
  2. appearing as such but not necessarily so; "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty"
Similar Words: ostensive, apparent(a), seeming(a)

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: schijnbaar   Finnish: näennäinen  
French: apparent   German: scheinbar  
Greek: φαινομενικός   Italian: apparente  
Japanese: 表面上   Korean: 외면상  
Norwegian: tilsynelatende   Portuguese: aparente  
Spanish: ostensible   Swedish: skenbar  
 
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