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Dictionary entry overview: What does ostensibly mean?
• OSTENSIBLY (adverb)
The adverb OSTENSIBLY has 1 sense:
1. from appearances alone
Familiarity information: OSTENSIBLY used as an adverb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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From appearances alone
irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land / the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned / had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it / on the face of it the problem seems minor
ostensible (represented or appearing as such; pretended)
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