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Definitions of "obvious"

  • Easily perceived or understood; quite apparent. See Synonyms at apparent. adjective
  • Easily seen through because of a lack of subtlety; transparent: an obvious political ploy. adjective
  • Archaic Standing in the way or in front. adjective
  • Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory. adjective
  • Opposing; fronting. adjective
  • Exposed; subject; open; liable. adjective
  • Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent adjective
  • Being or standing in the way; standing or placed in the front.
  • Open; exposed to danger or accident.
  • Coming in the way; presenting itself as to be done.
  • Easily discovered, seen, or understood; plain; manifest; evident; palpable.
  • In zoology, plainly distinguishable; quite apparent: as, an obvious mark; an obvious stria: opposed -to obscure or obsolete.
  • easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind adjective

The word "obvious" in example sentences

Mexico, how identical in shape and size with the protuberance of Africa just opposite, and how the protuberance of the Venezuelan and Brazilian coast fits in with the in-curve of Africa: so that it is obvious to me -- it is quite _obvious_ -- that they once were one; and one night rushed so far apart; and the wild Atlantic knew that thing, and ran gladly, hasting in between: and how if eye of flesh had been there to see, and ear to hear that cruel thundering, my God, my God -- what horror!. [The Purple Cloud]

As I was wondering how I can write an interesting post about a struggle for the obvious (collective agreement, job security etc), it suddenly came to me: the fact that the academic staff has to fight for the obvious is the whole point here.. [Global Voices in English » Israel: Bloggers Back the Struggle for Workers’ Rights]

“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”. [Five Crucial Conservation Goals for Sportsmen]

I second Nav's comment: sometimes it's not easy to be the one to point out the obvious, especially when the obvious is the status quo.. [Monoculture Is Bad For Business - Anil Dash]

To call Balls pathological for stating the obvious is a clear example of why Cameron and the Conservatives are sliding down the poll ratings.. [Cameron’s marriage tax proposals are wasted on an eroding political ‘ideal’ « My Liberal Democrat Political Ramblings…]

Claiming to be oblivious to the obvious is a big part of social status striving these days.. [Matthew Yglesias » Profiling Lite]

This editing of the obvious is a Baldwinism — but you have to look hard to realize its impact.. [A Real American Hero]

Claiming to be oblivious to the obvious is a crucial aspect of contemporary status striving. pseudonymous in nc Says:. [Matthew Yglesias » The Great Profiling Debate]

“Neutrality” is as obvious a code word for Xian dishonesty as the current demand requiring “critical analysis” i.e. allowing right-wing specious nonsense to dominate or even completely displace any science history, literature, whatever in the classroom.. [Chris Comer loses appeal - The Panda's Thumb]

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.. [So Who Knows?]

- Dresden James “We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”. [The F-Team]

TODD (On camera): But Brian Jenkins said, looking back, it appears that Hasan had what he called obvious personality problems that he channeled into a deadly fanaticism.. [CNN Transcript Nov 21, 2009]

TODD: But Brian Jenkins said, looking back, it does appear that Hasan had what he called obvious personality problems that he channeled into a deadly fanaticism -- Wolf.. [CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2009]

TODD (on camera): But Brian Jenkins said looking back, it does appear that Hasan had what he called obvious personality problems that he channeled into a deadly fanaticism.. [CNN Transcript Nov 20, 2009]

TODD (on camera): But Brian Jenkins looking back it appears Hasan had what he called obvious personality problems that he channeled into a deadly fanaticism.. [CNN Transcript Nov 21, 2009]

TODD: But Brian Jenkins said, looking back, it does appear that Hasan had what he called obvious personality problems that he channeled into a deadly fanaticism -- John?. [CNN Transcript Nov 19, 2009]

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(s.) aşikar, açık, apaçık, besbelli, belli. obviously (z.) açıkça. obviousness (i.) aşikârlık, açıklık.(s.) aşikar, açık, apaçık, besbelli, belli. obviously (z.) açıkça. obviousness (i.) aşikârlık, açıklık.

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