HyperDic: ostensibly

English > 1 sense of the word ostensibly:
ADVERBallostensibly, apparently, seemingly, on the face of itfrom appearances alone
ostensibly > pronunciation
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > ostensibly: 1 sense > adverb 1
MeaningFrom appearances alone.
Example "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
Synonymsapparently, seemingly, on the face of it
Spanishaparentemente, cara a cara, ostensiblemente
Adjectivesostensiblerepresented or appearing as such

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