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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Obvious \Ob"vi*ous\, a. [L. obvius; ob (see Ob-) + via way.
1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
To the evil turn
My obvious breast. --Milton.
2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] "Obvious to
3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived
by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as,
an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.
Apart and easy to be known they lie,
Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye. --Pope.
Syn: Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
[1913 Webster] -- Ob"vi*ous*ly, adv. --
[1913 Webster] Obvolute
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for
`plainly'); "the answer is obviously wrong"; "she was in
bed and evidently in great pain"; "he was manifestly too
important to leave off the guest list"; "it is all
patently nonsense"; "she has apparently been living here
for some time"; "I thought he owned the property, but
apparently not"; "You are plainly wrong"; "he is plain
stubborn" [syn: obviously, evidently, manifestly,
patently, apparently, plainly, plain]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
62 Moby Thesaurus words for "obviously":
absolutely, actually, apparently, assuredly, certainly, clearly,
conspicuously, de facto, decidedly, definitely, demonstrably,
discernibly, distinctly, doubtlessly, evidently, explicitly,
expressly, for a certainty, for real, genuinely, glaringly,
in actuality, in all conscience, in effect, in fact, in reality,
indeed, indubitably, manifestly, markedly, noticeably, observably,
of course, palpably, patently, perceivably, perceptibly, plainly,
positively, prominently, pronouncedly, quite, really, recognizably,
seeably, sensibly, seriously, simply, staringly, starkly, truly,
unambiguously, unconcealedly, undeniable, undeniably,
undisguisedly, unmistakably, verily, veritably, visibly,
with clarity, without doubt
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