Ostensibly meaning

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.

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(modal) Seemingly, apparently, on the surface.
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Origin of ostensibly

  • ostensible +"Ž -ly, from French ostensible, from Latin ostensus, past participle of ostendō (“I show"), from ob (“before") + tendō (“I stretch out")

    From Wiktionary