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Ways of saying that something is not definitely true

in theory

used for saying that something is believed to be true, although it may not be true

to all intents and purposes

used for saying that although something is not exactly true or accurate, the situation is the same as if it were true or accurate

on paper

used for saying that something appears to be true but may not in fact be true

on the face of it

used for saying that something appears to be true but might not be true when you have examined it in more detail

not necessarily

used for saying that you think something that someone said is not always true

apparently

adverb

used for saying what seems to be true when people do not yet know all the facts of a situation

ostensibly

adverb

used for saying that although someone pretends to have one reason for something, there is in fact another reason

professed

adjective

used for describing something that you claim to be true but that is possibly false

the jury is (still) out (on)

used for saying that people have not yet decided what they think about someone or something

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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skanky

very unpleasant or dirty

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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