Definitions for "Ostensibly"
Keywords:  avowedly, professedly, manner
In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly; apparently.
Keywords:  hardy, bumper, seemingly, frank, thomas
represented as such, but not the real purpose.
from appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"