Definition of on the face of it in English:

on the face of it


  • Without knowing all of the relevant facts; at first glance.

    ‘on the face of it, these improvements look to be insignificant’
    ostensibly, to the casual eye, at face value, to all appearances, from appearances, to go by appearances, to judge by appearances, to all intents and purposes, at first glance, on the surface, superficially
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