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English adjective: apparent

1. apparent clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment


SamplesThe effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields.
Evident hostility.
Manifest disapproval.
Patent advantages.
Made his meaning plain.
It is plain that he is no reactionary.
In plain view.


Synonymsevident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable


Similarobvious


Antonymsunobvious

2. apparent appearing as such but not necessarily so


SamplesFor all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent.
The committee investigated some apparent discrepancies.
The ostensible truth of their theories.
His seeming honesty.


Synonymsostensible, seeming


Similarsuperficial


Antonymsprofound









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