ostensible

[o-sten-suh-buhl]
adjective
1.
outwardly appearing as such; professed; pretended: an ostensible cheerfulness concealing sadness.
2.
apparent, evident, or conspicuous: the ostensible truth of their theories.

Origin:
1720–30; < French < Latin ostēns(us), variant of ostentus (see ostensive) + French -ible -ible

ostensibly, adverb
nonostensible, adjective
nonostensibly, adverb
unostensible, adjective
unostensibly, adverb

ostensible, ostensive.
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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]
 
ostensi'bility
 
n

ostensibly (ɒˈstɛnsɪblɪ)
 
adv
(sentence modifier) apparently; seemingly

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ostensible
1762, from Fr. ostensible, from L. ostensus, pp. of ostendere "to show," from ob "in front of" + tendere "to stretch" (see tenet).

ostensibly
1765, from ostensible.
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Example sentences
Ostensibly preparing for the north, he secretly planned for the south.
Ostensibly, the restrictions are designed to control illegal logging and
  related activities.
In both instances, the company is using my personal data ostensibly to better
  to serve me, but really to make a buck.
Ostensibly, this work aimed to enhance the pathogens' virulence.
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