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ostensible

adjective [not gradable]  us   /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
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ɑˈsten·sə·bli/
If the engine on an ostensibly low-mileage car is filthy, it may have higher mileage than it seems.
Translations of “ostensible”
in Vietnamese có vẻ là…
in Spanish aparente…
in Thai เสแสร้ง…
in Malaysian kononnya…
in French prétendu…
in German angeblich…
in Chinese (Traditional) 表面上的, 假稱的, 假託的…
in Indonesian jelas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表面上的, 假称的, 假托的…
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