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Seeming to be less 'in' somehow (10)


I believe the answer is:


'seeming' is the definition.
('ostensible' can be a synonym of 'seeming')

'to be less in somehow' is the wordplay.
'somehow' indicates anagramming the letters.
'tobelessin' is an anagram of 'OSTENSIBLE'.

(Other definitions for ostensible that I've seen before include "Apparent" , "Supposed" , "Seeming" , "Manifest" , "Apparently true" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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