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ostensibly (adv.)

"as shown or pretended, ostensibly," 1765, from ostensible + -ly (2).

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Definitions of ostensibly

ostensibly (adv.)
from appearances alone; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy;
Synonyms: apparently / seemingly / on the face of it
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