Definition of seemingly in English:



  • 1So as to give the impression of having a certain quality; apparently.

    ‘a seemingly competent and well-organized person’
    • ‘The photo finish, the seemingly endless pause and then the euphoria simply made it all the more memorable.’
    • ‘Tiny took us along the seemingly endless corridors to the gate at the end and he opened it for us.’
    • ‘Despite seemingly endless supplies of ball, Currie were unable to add to their tally after the break.’
    • ‘Allies insist that the professor will take the seemingly impossible job of leading Italy in his stride.’
    • ‘The grief his parents felt soon turned to anger at the seemingly endless wait for answers.’
    • ‘The death of this one figure merited endless comment from, seemingly, every columnist.’
    • ‘Gala's plight has not been helped by a seemingly endless rotation of coaches.’
    • ‘Indeed, there is a seemingly endless list of other ways they could earn a living.’
    • ‘Its attempts to reduce the waiting list has become a seemingly endless saga.’
    • ‘Other than the odd tuft of sea grass, we were surrounded by seemingly endless sand.’
    • ‘His eureka moment came during one of the seemingly endless group sessions.’
    • ‘This year it also finds the country in the leaden grip of a seemingly endless process of mourning.’
    • ‘She lived on the top of a hill in the middle of a seemingly endless field of soybeans.’
    • ‘The council also provide a seemingly endless programme of free festivals and firework displays.’
    • ‘We were inundated with new products in a seemingly endless cavalcade of astonishing innovations.’
    • ‘What lay outside the walls was a seemingly endless view of woodland and rolling hilltops.’
    • ‘With a novel, that can take a lot of seemingly endless waiting, but the risk is worth it.’
    • ‘The list of top sportspeople to grace Glasgow events is seemingly endless.’
    • ‘You've used them to take photos, make movies and listen to seemingly endless gigabytes of music.’
    • ‘He had spun and twisted until the perspiration poured from him in a seemingly endless stream.’
    apparently, on the face of it, to all appearances, as far as one can see, as far as one can tell, on the surface, to all intents and purposes, outwardly, evidently, superficially, supposedly, avowedly, allegedly, professedly, purportedly
    pretendedly, ostensively
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    1. 1.1[sentence adverb]According to the facts as one knows them; as far as one knows.
      ‘it's touch and go, seemingly, and she's asking for you’
      • ‘According to local estate agents even a little change seemingly goes a long way.’