- Ostensibly is defined as apparently or seemingly.
An example of ostensibly is someone saying that he was just a dog owner when, in fact, he was a dog breeder, he was ostensibly a dog owner.
Variant of ostensible
- apparent; seeming; professed
- Rare clearly evident
Origin of ostensibleFrench ; from Medieval Latin ostensibilis ; from Classical Latin ostendere, to show ; from ob(s)-, against (see ob-) + tendere, to stretch: see thin