Synonyms of 'so-called'
allegedDictionary, supposed, professed
their so-called economic miracle
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Ostensible is used to describe something that seems to be true or is officially stated to be true, but about which you or other people have doubts.
the ostensible reason for his resignation
Thesaurus for so-called from the Collins English Thesaurus
You use so-called to indicate that you think a word or expression used to describe someone or something is in fact wrong .