[ adjective ] appearing as such but not necessarily so


apparent ostensible


"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"

Used in print

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

By its greater corporeal presence and its greater extraneousness , the affixed paper or cloth serves for a seeming moment to push everything else into a more vivid idea of depth than the simulated printing or simulated textures had ever done .

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