Synonyms for ostensible

Synonyms for (adj) ostensible

Synonyms: ostensible, ostensive

Definition: represented or appearing as such; pretended

Usage: His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity

Similar words: imitative, counterfeit

Definition: not genuine; imitating something superior

Usage: counterfeit emotion; counterfeit money; counterfeit works of art; a counterfeit prince

Synonyms: seeming, apparent, ostensible

Definition: appearing as such but not necessarily so

Usage: 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

Similar words: superficial

Definition: concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

Usage: superficial similarities; a superficial mind; his thinking was superficial and fuzzy; superficial knowledge; the superficial report didn't give the true picture; only superficial differences

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