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English definition of “seemingly”

seemingly

adverb     /ˈsiː.mɪŋ.li/
C1 appearing to be something, especially when this is not true : He remains confident and seemingly untroubled by his recent problems .Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending according to the facts that you know : The factory closure is seemingly inevitable . Seemingly, she's gone off to live with another man.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
(Definition of seemingly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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