Word of the Day : March 23, 2022
What It Means
Ostensible means “seeming or said to be true or real but very possibly not true or real.”
// The ostensible purpose of a filibuster is to extend debate.
OSTENSIBLE in Context
“The Globetrotters … have acquired a loyal following thanks to family-friendly events in which players show off such records-worthy skills and interact with fans while still managing to wallop their ostensible opponents.” — Peter Tonguette, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 22 Dec. 2021