Synonyms of ostensibly
apparentlyDictionary • He came, ostensibly to talk her brother, but really to see her.
apparently • The deterioration has been caused by an apparently endless recession.
seemingly • Seemingly he is a man with not an ounce of malice in him.
supposedly • He was more of a victim than any of the women he supposedly offended.
outwardly • Outwardly he showed not the faintest sign of concern.
on the surface • On the surface the elections appear to be democratic.
on the face of it • On the face of it, that seems to make sense.
superficially • Many of these killers are glib and superficially charming.
to all intents and purposes
for the ostensible purpose of
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apparentlyYou use apparently to refer to something that seems to be true, although you are not sure whether it is or not.
• The deterioration has been caused by an apparently endless recession.
on the face of it
on the surface
Thesaurus for ostensibly from the Collins English Thesaurus