Translation of ostensible in Spanish:

ostensible

aparente, adj.

Pronunciation: /ɒˈstɛnsɪb(ə)l//əˈstɛnsəb(ə)l//ɑˈstɛnsəb(ə)l/

adjective

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    aparente
    pretendido
    • The ostensible reason is that he does not wish to relinquish his seat in the European parliament.
    • For all his ostensible desire to tell the truth, when it comes to the hardest points, McNamara proves slippery.
    • Later, the company risked its stance of ostensible objectivity by joining the preacher and his family for a picnic supper at a farm north of the city.
    • A biography of Elvire O'Connor, the ostensible writer of this piece, is included in the program and is a tiny work of art in its own right.
    • Its ostensible purpose was to usher in yet another Five Year Plan, this time on law and order.
    • There is a remarkable piece of dialogue on just this subject in Dr Faustus, although the ostensible topic is music.
    • The ostensible purpose of these escapades was to tag the animal's ear, for identification and conservation.
    • The ostensible goal of this little group was to combat the great colossus of Americana - Mickey Mouse.
    • While the ostensible motivation will be to improve the security of the Internet, the real objective will be to increase corporate profitability.
    • The safety team's ostensible goal was, if possible, to manage the project to a safe and successful conclusion.
    • On top of that, the government's plan doesn't even achieve its ostensible goal of solvency!
    • Where an employee has no actual authority, either express or implied, to perform the act in question he may still have apparent or ostensible authority.
    • It is, after all, made up of ostensible competitors who are allied for the common good.
    • The ostensible ease with which he makes such jumps unsettles even loyal supporters.
    • The show confirmed that he is an unabashed landscape painter, regardless of his ostensible subject matter.
    • The ostensible cause of the conflict was a trivial argument between a public transportation driver and a passenger of different faiths.
    • The ostensible reason behind this attempt is to protect pets and wildlife from these so called cruel traps.
    • There is simply no money in the till to fund rickety new programs that will quickly outgrow their ostensible resource base.
    • As is so often the case with this Prime Minister, he was talking as much about himself as he was about his ostensible subject.
    • Given that the country does not appear to have been invaded by a foreign power, what is the ostensible cause of this nationwide panic?