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1. [s] represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"

2. [s] appearing as such but not necessarily so; "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

1. [a] counterfeit

2. [a] imitative

3. [a] superficial

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