ostensibly meaning

Pronunciation:   "ostensibly" in a sentence
Adverb: ostensibly  ó'stensublee
  1. From appearances alone
    "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"
    - apparently, seemingly, on the face of it

See also: ostensible


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  1. "after which she was ostensibly going out of town
  2. ostensibly a consular employee, he is actually a spy
  3. she rip off a leather jacket while ostensibly trying on clothes
  4. i went out, ostensibly to lunch
  5. do you fantasize about meeting some genius hunk, ostensibly bad

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