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obvious

ob·vi·ous

obvious

 
pronunciation:
ab vi s
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: easily understood, recognized, or seen; apparent.
It was obvious from his manner that he was uncomfortable and embarrassed.I thought the answer was quite obvious, but many students were puzzled.You'll recognize the library when you see it; it's quite obvious when you walk down that block.
synonyms:
apparent, clear, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable, visible
antonyms:
abstruse, hidden, imperceptible, obscure
similar words:
bald, bare, barefaced, clear-cut, comprehensible, conspicuous, decisive, distinct, flagrant, flaming, glaring, gross, ostensible, outstanding, overt, prominent, self-evident, surface, tangible, understandable
definition 2: having no subtlety; transparent.
Her jokes were too obvious to be funny.
synonyms:
blatant, transparent
antonyms:
subtle
similar words:
blunt, broad, conspicuous, crude, explicit, flagrant, glaring, gross, overt, patent
derivations: obviously (adv.), obviousness (n.)