Synonyms to as an excuse

ostensibly, allegedly, apparently, arrantly, artificially, as a cover, as a pretext, as it seems, at first sight, avowedly, blatantly, boldly, clearly, conspicuously, demonstrably, erroneously, evidently, externally, factitiously, falsely, flagrantly, for public consumption, for the record, glaringly, in name only, manifestly, markedly, nominally, notably, noticeably, notoriously, obtrusively, obviously, on the surface, ostensively, outstandingly, outwardly, patently, plainly, plausibly, prima facie, professedly, prominently, pronouncedly, purportedly, saliently, seemingly, spuriously, staringly, strikingly, superficially, synthetically, to all appearances, to all seeming, to the eye, truthlessly, ungenuinely, unnaturally, untruly, unveraciously