Definition of OSTENSIBLE

Adjective : OSTENSIBLE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) appearing as such but not necessarily so; "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty" ;

  • 2. (

    ) represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity" ;

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