Apparently and Obviously


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

Obviously is a synonym for apparently in clearly topic. In some cases you can use "Obviously" instead an adverb "Apparently", when it comes to topics like expressly, presumably, evidently, explicitly. popular alternative

Nearby Word: apparent


Obviously adverb - Unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly').
Usage example: the answer is obviously wrong

Apparently is a synonym for obviously in clearly topic. You can use "Apparently" instead an adverb "Obviously", if it concerns topics such as expressly, presumably, evidently, unmistakably. popular alternative

Nearby Words: obvious, obviousness

Both words in one sentence

  • Inexplicably Identical Individuals People watching the series in one go may be somewhat flummoxed about how that bit employee from Torchwood One survived (when she rather obviously died not three episodes ago) and is now apparently a medical student near graduation barely a month later.
  • Artistic License – Animal Care In Manly Guys Doing Manly Things, Jared is apparently the only person to ever actually feed and pay attention to his Pokemon, or feed an obviously carnivorous Gyarados meat.
  • In the dub, Oswin is apparently working on "baked icecream" (which is a real thing, BTW) instead of soufflés - despite the fact that what she's trying to bake looks very obviously like a soufflé.
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