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Alleged vs. Ostensible

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Allegedverb

simple past tense and past participle of allege

Ostensibleadjective

Apparent, evident; meant for open display.

Allegedadjective

Asserted but not proved.

Ostensibleadjective

Appearing as such; being such in appearance; professed, supposed (rather than demonstrably true or real).

‘The ostensible reason for his visit to New York was to see his mother, but the real reason was to get to the Yankees game the next day.’;

Allegedadjective

Supposed but doubtful.

Ostensibleadjective

Capable of being shown; proper or intended to be shown.

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Allegedadjective

declared but not proved;

‘alleged abuses of housing benefits’;

Ostensibleadjective

Outwardly appearing to be; shown to be; exhibited; apparent; evident.

Allegedadjective

doubtful or suspect;

‘these so-called experts are no help’;

Ostensibleadjective

Declared; avowed; professed; pretended; - often used as opposed to real or actual; as, an ostensible reason, motive, or aim.

Allegedadjective

said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality

‘the alleged conspirators’;

Ostensibleadjective

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’;

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Alleged

Alleged is a band from Perth, Western Australia

Ostensibleadjective

represented or appearing as such; pretended;

‘His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity’;

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