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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ostensibly mean? 

  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


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


ostensible (represented or appearing as such; pretended)

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