Word of the day: ostensible
Definition: adj. concealing the real; professed (his ostensible function was that of interpreter).
Synonyms: apparent(a), seeming(a), ostensive
Etymology: F f. med.L ostensibilis f. L ostendere ostens- stretch out to view (as OB-, tendere stretch) (more…)
from Oxford: ostensible
adj. concealing the real; professed (his ostensible function was that of interpreter).
Derivatives: ostensibly adv.
Etymology: F f. med.L ostensibilis f. L ostendere ostens- stretch out to view (as OB-, tendere stretch)
from Wordnet: ostensible
adj 1: 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” [syn: apparent(a), seeming(a)]
2: represented or appearing as such; pretended; “His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity” [syn: ostensive]
Quote of the day: A picture is worth a thousand words. by Napoleon Bonaparte
Birthday of the day: Philip II, Duke of Burgundy; Philip the Bold (Dutch: Filips de Stoute French: Philippe le Hardi), also Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (January 15, 1342, Pontoise – April 27, 1404, Halle), was the fourth and youngest son of King John II of France and his wife, Bonne of Luxembourg. By his marriage to Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, he also became Count Philip II of Flanders, Count Philip IV of Artois and Count-Palatine Philip IV of Burgundy. He was the founder of the Burgundian branch of the House of Valois.
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