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seeming

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apparent, illusory, seeming, ostensible mean not actually being what appearance indicates. apparent suggests appearance to unaided senses that may or may not be borne out by more rigorous examination or greater knowledge.
    • the apparent cause of the accident
illusory implies a false impression based on deceptive resemblance or faulty observation, or influenced by emotions that prevent a clear view.
    • an illusory sense of security
seeming implies a character in the thing observed that gives it the appearance, sometimes through intent, of something else.
    • the seeming simplicity of the story
ostensible suggests a discrepancy between an openly declared or naturally implied aim or reason and the true one.
    • the ostensible reason for their visit

seeming

Synonyms and Antonyms of seeming

outward and often deceptive indication

  • her altruism is all seeming—she cares only about herself
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first blush



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