Apparently and Ostensibly


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Apparently adverb – To all outward appearances.
Usage example: apparently, her husband didn't know the cake was for the raffle, since he helped himself to a piece

Ostensibly is a synonym for apparently in seemingly topic. In some cases you can use "Ostensibly" instead an adverb "Apparently", when it comes to topics like surface. popular alternative
Nearby Word: apparent
Synonyms for Apparently


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Ostensibly adverb – From appearances alone.
Usage example: "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy

Apparently is a synonym for ostensibly in surface topic. You can use "Apparently" instead an adverb "Ostensibly", if it concerns topics such as seemingly. popular alternative
Nearby Word: ostensible
Synonyms for Ostensibly

Both words in one sentence

  • It's interesting to note that, apparently as a result of being raised on the surface by exiled nobles from Orzammar, Varric Tethras is ostensibly non-religious, but frequently will invoke both the Dwarven Ancestors and Andraste's name.
  • The moon in question is apparently hollow (proven when you enter it) and ostensibly made of magic.
  • Apathetic Citizens Apparently, everyone was just too polite to violate the (ostensibly) formal atmosphere of the Christmas pageant.
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