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ostensible

(adjective) Appearing as such but not necessarily so.

Synonyms: seeming, apparent

Usage: The ostensible reason of his appearance was the discovery, the very night before, of a "perfect little house."
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ostensible (adj.)
1762, "capable of being shown, presentable," from French ostensible, from Latin ostens-, past participle stem of ostendere "to show, expose to view; to stretch out, spread before; exhibit, display," from ob "in front of" + tendere "to stretch," from root *ten- "to stretch." Meaning "apparent, professed" is from 1771.
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When something is ostensible it appears to be the case but might not be. Research for a role is the ostensible reason for Nat's drinking. But I think it's because he just likes to drink.
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Just because something is ostensible doesn't necessarily mean that it's not as it appears to be, only that there's a possibility of another reason. My ostensible reason for calling Brent was to ask about work. The real reason was that I was hoping he might ask me out. Turns out both the ostensible reason and the real reason were true!
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os·ten·si·ble (ŏ-stĕn′sə-bəl)
adj.
Represented or appearing as such; ostensive: His ostensible purpose was charity, but his real goal was popularity.
[French, from Medieval Latin ostēnsibilis, from Latin ostēnsus, past participle of ostendere, to show : ob-, ob- + tendere, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]
os·ten′si·bly adv.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ostensible (ɒˈstɛnsɪbəl)
adj
1. apparent; seeming
2. pretended
[C18: via French from Medieval Latin ostensibilis, from Latin ostendere to show, from ob- before + tendere to extend]
osˌtensiˈbility n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
os•ten•si•ble (ɒˈstɛn sə bəl)

adj.
outwardly appearing as such; professed; pretended.
[1720–30; < French < Latin ostēsn(us), variant of ostentus, past participle of ostendere to present, display (o(b)s-, variant of ob- ob- + tendere to stretch)]

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ostensible

Definition: (adjective) Appearing as such but not necessarily so.
Synonyms: seeming, apparent
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