Definition of obviously in English:



  • In a way that is easily perceived or understood; clearly.

    ‘she was obviously unwell’
    [sentence adverb] ‘obviously, everyone has to do what they think is right’
    • ‘There was a big roar from behind, which obviously meant that Annika had won her match.’
    • ‘She's also dead by the start of the novel, which is obviously no more than she deserves.’
    • ‘Janette and Drew obviously trusted the gas supplier to keep them safe, as we all do.’
    • ‘Everyone knows how special a World Cup is and it obviously means so much to this town.’
    • ‘They were obviously going off duty but they stopped to help me up and investigate.’
    clearly, evidently, plainly, patently, visibly, discernibly, manifestly, noticeably
    unmistakably, undeniably, indubitably, incontrovertibly, demonstrably, unquestionably, undoubtedly, without doubt
    of course, naturally, needless to say, it goes without saying, doubtless
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