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ostensible

os·ten·si·ble

ostensible

pronunciation:
sten sih bl
part of speech: adjective
definition: apparent or stated, as opposed to real or true.
Her ostensible interest is friendly concern, but her real aim is gathering gossip.
synonyms:
apparent, claimed, outward, seeming
antonyms:
actual, genuine
similar words:
external, nominal, obvious, presumed, professed, purported, superficial, supposed, surface
derivation: ostensibly (adv.)