Từ vựng tiếng Anh nâng cao 3_OSTENSIBLE

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Từ vựng tiếng Anh nâng cao 3_OSTENSIBLE

Ostensible /ɒˈstɛnsɪb(ə)l/ (adjective)

  1. Definition:

Apparent, appearing or seeming to be true, professed or declared as true without being demonstrated or proved.
More difficult synonyms of ostensible include plausible (PLAW-zi-bul) and specious (SPEE-shus). Specious, however, has the negative suggestion of using deception to make something false appear true. A specious argument is one that looks good on the surface but is flawed underneath.

Ostensible is often used in opposition to real or actual. An ostensible motive is not necessarily a real motive; an ostensible advantage is not necessarily an actual advantage. Ostensible means apparent, stated as true but not necessarily proved.

Elster, C., H. Verbal Advantage: 10 easy steps to a powerful vocabulary.

  1. Example:

English:

His ostensible purpose was charity, his real goal popularity.

Vietnamese:

Ngoài mặt thì ông lấy cớ làm từ thiện, nhưng mục đích chính là lấy lòng cử tri.

  1. More examples:

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b. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ostensible

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