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Definition of 'ostensible'


  1. 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"
       Synonyms: apparent seeming
  2. represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"
       Synonyms: ostensive

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