seemingly adv : from appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor" [syn: apparently, ostensibly, on the face of it]
- In a seeming manner.
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding
and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University
Press, 1973. § 15.
- an object, seemingly like those which we have experienced, may be attended with different or contrary effects.
- 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 15.
- Portuguese: aparentemente
- Spanish: aparentemente
allegedly, apparently, artificially, as it seems, as it were, assumably, assumedly, assumptively, at first sight, conceivably, erroneously, evidently, factitiously, falsely, feasibly, in name only, in seeming, nominally, officially, on the surface, ostensibly, outwardly, plausibly, possibly, presumably, presumedly, presumptively, prima facie, professedly, purportedly, quasi, reputedly, speciously, spuriously, superficially, supposably, supposedly, suppositionally, supposititiously, synthetically, to all appearances, to all seeming, to the eye, truthlessly, ungenuinely, unnaturally, untruly, unveraciously