Definition of seemingly in US English:



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

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