Ostensibly is defined as apparently or seemingly.adverb
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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Variant of ostensible
- apparent; seeming; professed
- Rare clearly evident
Origin: Fr < ML ostensibilis < L ostendere, to show < ob(s)-, against (see ob-) + tendere, to stretch: see thin
- ostensibly adverb
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