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Adjective ostensible has 2 senses
- apparent, ostensible, seeming - 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"
Antonym: profound (indirect, via superficial)
- ostensible, ostensive - represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity"
Antonyms: genuine, echt (indirect, via counterfeit)