Synonyms of ostensible


1. apparent(prenominal), ostensible, seeming(prenominal), superficial (vs. profound)

usage: 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"

2. ostensible, ostensive, counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative

usage: represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"

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Definition and meaning of ostensible (Dictionary)