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OSTENSIBLY

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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 


OSTENSIBLY (adverb)


Sense 1ostensibly [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

From appearances alone

Synonyms:

apparently; on the face of it; ostensibly; seemingly

Context examples:

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

Pertainym:

ostensible (represented or appearing as such; pretended)


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