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Synonyms for apparent
əˈpær ənt, əˈpɛər-ap·par·ent

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  1. apparentadjective

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

  2. apparentadjective

    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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakableadjective

    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)adjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. apparentadjective

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

  2. apparentadjective

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

  3. apparentadjective

    seeming, specious, ostensible, not real

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. apparentadjective

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

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  1. The Times:

    Unfortunately, recent events have made it clear that even our apparent allies in the fight to advance women can turn out to be abusers.

  2. Michael Ryan:

    The challenge is this case has no apparent epidemiologic links to other cases or no recent travel outside or visitors from outside, we obviously need to ensure that we haven't had another spillover from the forest or from a zoonotic or animal source. That is currently under investigation and there is further testing going on and genetic sequencing.

  3. Josh Hawley:

    There's clearly some animus here towards the President. I think that's pretty apparent on both sides, i just think that there's a lot of desire for publicity here. ... I think you've got to take this with a grain of salt.

  4. Adam Kucharski:

    The Ebola response has already had to adapt to the extraordinary nature of this outbreak, the possibility of transmission long after apparent recovery poses yet another challenge.

  5. Luke Davies:

    Joseph Heller was very prophetic and this has become more apparent as we move more deeply into this age of anxiety and absurdity, the novel is filled with crazy older men who are delusionally invested in the sense of their own glory and importance, and who are comically clueless. We have one of those guys in the White House right now, so it feels way more relevant even than it was a couple of years ago.

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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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