- adj. 表面的；假装的
appearing as such but not necessarily so;
"for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"
"the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"
"the ostensible truth of their theories"
"his seeming honesty"
represented or appearing as such; pretended;
"His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"
- The ostensible reason wasn't the real reason.
- His ostensible purpose was charity,his real goal popularity.
- He resigned his secretaryship on the ostensible ground of health.