Definition of ostensible in English:
- Given that the country does not appear to have been invaded by a foreign power, what is the ostensible cause of this nationwide panic?
- It is, after all, made up of ostensible competitors who are allied for the common good.
- The ostensible ease with which he makes such jumps unsettles even loyal supporters.
Mid 18th century: from French, from medieval Latin ostensibilis from Latin ostens- 'stretched out to view', from the verb ostendere, from ob- 'in view of' + tendere 'to stretch'.
Words that rhyme with ostensibleapprehensible, comprehensible, defensible, distensible, extensible, reprehensible, sensible
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