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apparent

ap·par·ent

apparent

 
 
pronunciation:
per rnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: visible, plain, or clearly seen.
The flaws in the construction were quite apparent.
synonyms:
clear, overt, plain, visible
antonyms:
hidden, obscured
similar words:
bare, clear-cut, conspicuous, discernible, exposed, manifest, naked, observable, open, ostensive, outstanding, perceivable, perceptible, prominent, public, uncovered
definition 2: clear to the perception or understanding; obvious.
It was apparent to everyone that he was lying.The symptoms of the man's illness were quite apparent to the doctor.
synonyms:
clear, distinct, evident, manifest, noticeable, obvious, plain
antonyms:
implicit, inner, obscure
similar words:
blatant, clear-cut, conspicuous, ostensive, patent, unmistakable
definition 3: seeming to be so at first observation, but not necessarily so; ostensible.
The apparent loser of the race ended up the winner.Her shy smile belied her apparent indifference.
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synonyms:
alleged, likely, ostensible, ostensive, probable, seeming
antonyms:
actual, real
similar words:
assumed, outward, plausible, presumedly, reputed, specious
derivations: apparently (adv.), apparentness (n.)
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  • apparently:
    in a way that seems to be true.