Apparently and Presumably


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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

Presumably is a synonym for apparently in as if topic. In some cases you can use "Presumably" instead an adverb "Apparently", when it comes to topics like seemingly. popular alternative
Nearby Word: apparent
Synonyms for Apparently


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Presumably adverb – To all outward appearances.
Usage example: presumably he's going on the trip for business reasons, but we have our doubts

Apparently is a synonym for presumably in as if topic. You can use "Apparently" instead an adverb "Presumably", if it concerns topics such as likely, seemingly, on the face of it, it would seem. popular alternative
Nearby Words: presuming, presumed, presumptive, presumable
Synonyms for Presumably

Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Wonder Women Presumably he will be killed imminently, but judging by his lustful smile, he apparently thinks it's orgy time.Dr.
  • The other Society members presumably have them too, but opaque sunglasses are apparently standard issue.
  • Then there are the dogs in Sunrise, who killed (and presumably ate) at least six cats, and apparently tore one of them to pieces.
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