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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of it(adverb)

    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"

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  1. on the face of it(Adverb)

    Apparently; as far as can be seen or determined.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

on the face of it

as it appears at first glance, usually deceptively

On the face of it, the problem was easy.

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