Definition: in appearance only; presented in a false manner
Part of Speech: Adjective
Synonym(s): professed, supposed
Antonym(s): valid, actual
1. The ostensible offer of a loan was my mother’s attempt to get me to move back home.
2. While Jason and Mary look happy in the ostensible Christmas photo, they’re actually on the brink of a messy divorce.
3. We need an ostensible outing to keep my mother away from the house while we decorate for her birthday.