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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. ostensible: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. ostensible: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. ostensible: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. ostensible: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. ostensible: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. ostensible: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Ostensible, ostensible: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. ostensible: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. ostensible: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. ostensible: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. ostensible: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. ostensible: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Ostensible, ostensible: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. ostensible: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. ostensible: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. ostensible: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Ostensible: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. ostensible: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. ostensible: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. ostensible: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. ostensible: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. ostensible: Hutchinson's Dictionary of Difficult Words [home, info]
  23. ostensible: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. ostensible: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  25. ostensible: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. ostensible: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. ostensible: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. ostensible: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ostensible: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ostensible: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ostensible: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. ostensible: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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adjective:  represented or appearing as such; pretended ("His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity")
adjective:  appearing as such but not necessarily so ("The ostensible truth of their theories")

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Words similar to ostensible:   apparent, ostensive, seeming, more...

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