Apparently and Clearly


Apparently adverb - To all outward appearances.
Usage example: apparently, her husband didn't know the cake was for the raffle, since he helped himself to a piece

Clearly is a synonym for apparently in obviously topic. In some cases you can use "Clearly" instead an adverb "Apparently", when it comes to topics like expressly, explicitly.

Nearby Word: apparent


Clearly adverb - Without any question.

Apparently is a synonym for clearly in expressly topic. You can use "Apparently" instead an adverb "Clearly", if it concerns topics such as obviously, explicitly, without any doubt.

Nearby Words: clear, clearness

Both words in one sentence

  • Said 'visit', unfortunately, is nothing more than an entirely offscreen argument between Mom and Dad, ending with Mom shouting 'NO' loudly and clearly and apparently slamming the door in his face before giving you the present he had for you.
  • Which he ended (apparently offscreen, the nurse simply vanished) upon getting a taste of his own medicine, via a guilty letter from his wife that clearly caused him distress.
  • Teacher/Student Romance In the Daria episode "Lucky Strike", one of the substitute teachers clearly has a weird attraction to Tiffany, though she (and apparently everyone in her class) is too dense to realize it.
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