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Synonyms for apparent
əˈpær ənt, əˈpɛər-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable(adj)

    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

    "the 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"

    unembellished, observable, ostensible, spare, apparent(a), unornamented, patent, plain, sheer, homely, unmistakable, discernible, unmingled, manifest, unvarnished, unmixed, evident, unpatterned, bare, seeming(a)

    unobvious, profound

  2. apparent(a), ostensible, seeming(a)(adj)

    appearing as such but not necessarily so

    "for 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"

    profound, unobvious


  1. apparent(adjective)

    plain, indubitable, notorious, manifest, distinct, visible, evident, transparent, certain, obvious, clear

  2. apparent(adjective)

    illusory, superficial

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apparent

    The apparent is that which appears; the word has two contrasted senses, either of that which is manifest, visible, certain, or of that which merely seems to be and may be very different from what is; as, the apparent motion of the sun around the earth. Apparent kindness casts a doubt on the reality of the kindness; apparent neglect implies that more care and pains may have been bestowed than we are aware of. Presumable implies that a thing may be reasonably supposed beforehand without any full knowledge of the facts. Probable implies that we know facts enough to make us moderately confident of it. Seeming expresses great doubt of the reality; seeming innocence comes very near in meaning to probable guilt. Apparent indicates less assurance than probable, and more than seeming. A man's probable intent we believe will prove to be his real intent; his seeming intent we believe to be a sham; his apparent intent may be the true one, tho we have not yet evidence on which to pronounce with certainty or even with confidence. Likely is a word with a wide range of usage, but always implying the belief that the thing is, or will be, true; it is often used with the infinitive, as the other words of this list can not be; as, it is likely to happen. Compare EVIDENT.

    likely, presumable, probable, seeming

    doubtful, dubious, improbable, unimaginable, unlikely

    (When apparent is used in the sense of evident): His guilt is apparent in every act to all observers.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. apparent

    obvious, plain, conspicuous, manifest, appearing, unmistakable, clear, probable, seeming, presumable, likely, patent, ostensible, visible, evident, indubitable, notorious, certain

    uncertain, dubious, inapparent, minute, unobservable, improbable, insupposable, hidden, real

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apparent(a.)

    visible, discernible, perceptible, open, external, in view, in sight, to be seen

  2. apparent(a.)

    manifest, obvious, patent, clear, evident, indubitable, plain, conspicuous, legible, unmistakable, in plain sight

  3. apparent(a.)

    seeming, specious, ostensible, not real

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. apparent(a)

    visible, perceptible, palpable, manifest, obvious, evident, seeming, ostensible, specious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "apparent":

    obvious, seeming, evident, clear, visible, manifest, zahir, ostensible, zaher, self-evident, noticeable, overt, superficial, akin, perceived, blatant, flagrant

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How to use apparent in a sentence?

  1. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth! The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker! They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent; but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in the maturer life.

  2. William Schaffner:

    There are times when one viral infection may be so apparent, shall we say, that it actually acts as a barrier to your getting a second, we're just beginning to find out whether this is virus specific or whether it has more to do with the intensity of the infection.

  3. Consejo Latino:

    Your ability to make any charging decision is compromised by your apparent working relationship with the [Special Investigation Unit], for the sake of the community, we believe it is critical that another prosecutor, who can be seen as credible and neutral, assume control in this case immediately.

  4. Leland Miller:

    Previous boom-bust cycles in Chinese stocks have also shown little or no connection to (apparent) economic performance.

  5. Stephen Breyer:

    The apparent reason has nothing to do with the heinousness of their crimes, apparently the reason the State decided to proceed with these eight executions is that the 'use by' date of the state's execution drug is about to expire. In my view, that factor, when considered as a determining factor separating those who live from those who die, is close to random.

Translations for apparent

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  • відаво́чныBelarusian
  • привиден, очевиден, видим, явен, забележимBulgarian
  • aparentCatalan, Valencian
  • zdánlivý, viditelný, očividný, zjevnýCzech
  • offensichtlich, offenbarGerman
  • ŝajnaEsperanto
  • claro, visible, ostensible, evidente, aparente, manifiestoSpanish
  • ظاهرPersian
  • ilmeinen, silminnähtävä, näkyvä, näennäinen, selväFinnish
  • apparente, apparent, évident, criante, criant, évidente, manifeste, visibleFrench
  • follasach, dealramhach, soiléirIrish
  • látszólagos, nyilvánvaló, láthatóHungarian
  • nyataIndonesian
  • 明白, 瞭然, 見える, 明瞭, 明確Japanese
  • redzams, skaidrsLatvian
  • duidelijk, klaarblijkelijk, klaar, ogenschijnlijk, evidentDutch
  • widoczny, pozorny, oczywistyPolish
  • څرګند, ښکارهPashto, Pushto
  • visível, aparente, claro, evidente, manifestoPortuguese
  • manifest, clar, vădit, evidentRomanian
  • очевидный, видимый, кажущийся, явныйRussian
  • očíten, videnSlovene
  • வெளிப்படையானTamil
  • స్పష్టమైనTelugu
  • я́вний, очеви́днийUkrainian
  • 明顯的Chinese

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