Definition of ostensibly in English:


Line breaks: os¦ten|sibly
Pronunciation: /ɒˈstɛnsɪbli


As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently: [sentence adverb]: the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health
More example sentences
  • The report was ostensibly to be a reply to a questionnaire sent by the League.
  • His aim, ostensibly, was to bring liberty and equality to the oppressed peoples of that continent.
  • She sits in on my interview with Dempsey, ostensibly because he is new to the spotlight and still nervous about talking to the press.

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