Antonyms of adj ostensible

2 senses of ostensible

Sense 1
apparent (prenominal), ostensible, seeming (prenominal) -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA superficial) -> profound -- (showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth; "the differences are profound"; "a profound insight"; "a profound book"; "a profound mind"; "profound contempt"; "profound regret")

Sense 2
ostensible, ostensive -- (represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity")

INDIRECT (VIA counterfeit) -> genuine, echt -- (not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather")

Similarity of adj ostensible

2 senses of ostensible

Sense 1
apparent (prenominal), ostensible, seeming (prenominal) -- (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")
       => superficial (vs. profound) -- (concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually; "superficial similarities"; "a superficial mind"; "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy"; "superficial knowledge"; "the superficial report didn't give the true picture"; "only superficial differences")

Sense 2
ostensible, ostensive -- (represented or appearing as such; pretended; "His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity")
       => counterfeit (vs. genuine), imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")

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