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Synonyms for ostensible
ɒˈstɛn sə bəlos·ten·si·ble

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ostensible

    Synonyms:
    avowed, pretended, declared, professed, manifest, visible, nominal, apparent, outward

    Antonyms:
    real, genuine, concealed, unpretended, actual, veritable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparent(a), ostensible, seeming(a)adjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    profound, echt, genuine

  2. ostensible, ostensiveadjective

    represented or appearing as such; pretended

    "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"

    Synonyms:
    seeming(a), apparent(a), ostensive

    Antonyms:
    echt, genuine, profound

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ostensibleadjective

    Synonyms:
    shown, declared, avowed, assigned, manifest, apparent, exhibited, presented, visible

  2. ostensibleadjective

    Synonyms:
    specious, plausible, colorable

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  1. List of paraphrases for "ostensible":

    apparent

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How to use ostensible in a sentence?

  1. Theodore Roosevelt:

    Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.

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