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ostensible

adjective [not gradable]    /ɑˈsten·sə·bəl/
appearing or claiming to be one thing when it is really something else: Rous published 60 scientific papers after his ostensible retirement. ostensibly    /ɑˈsten·sə·bli/ adverb [not gradable] If the engine on an ostensibly low-mileage car is filthy, it may have higher mileage than it seems.
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