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ostensible (adjective), more ostensible, most ostensible
1. A reference to something that seems to be or which is stated to be true or real; however, very likely not correct: Jake called a friend with the ostensible reason to say hello; however, the call was really made to talk to his daughter because he had a desire to get a date with her.
2. Etymology: from medieval Latin ostensibilis, from Latin ostens-, "stretched out to view"; from the verb ostendere; from ob-, "in view of" + tendere, "to stretch".
Pertaining to that which is claimed to be right but that is really not as claimed.
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A reference to being genuine when there is an ulterior motive.
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