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Synonyms for obvious
ˈɒb vi əsob·vi·ous

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  1. obviousadjective

    Antonyms:
    non-obvious, unobvious, subtle

  2. obviousadjective

    Antonyms:
    unobvious, subtle, non-obvious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obvious

    Clear (Latin clarus, bright, brilliant) primarily refers to that which shines, and impresses the mind through the eye with a sense of luster or splendor. A substance is said to be clear that offers no impediment to vision — is not dim, dark, or obscure. Transparent refers to the medium through which a substance is seen, clear to the substance itself, without reference to anything to be seen through it; we speak of a stream as clear when we think of the water itself; we speak of it as transparent with reference to the ease with which we see the pebbles at the bottom. Clear is also said of that which comes to the senses without dimness, dulness, obstruction, or obscurity, so that there is no uncertainty as to its exact form, character, or meaning, with something of the brightness or brilliancy implied in the primary meaning of the word clear; as, the outlines of the ship were clear against the sky; a clear view; a clear note; "clear as a bell;" a clear, frosty air; a clear sky; a clear statement; hence, the word is used for that which is free from any kind of obstruction; as, a clear field. Lucid and pellucid refer to a shining clearness, as of crystal. A transparent body allows the forms and colors of objects beyond to be seen through it; a translucent body allows light to pass through, but may not permit forms and colors to be distinguished; plate glass is transparent, ground glass is translucent. Limpid refers to a liquid clearness, or that which suggests it; as, limpid streams. That which is distinct is well defined, especially in outline, each part or object standing or seeming apart from any other, not confused, indefinite, or blurred; distinct enunciation enables the hearer to catch every word or vocal sound without perplexity or confusion; a distinct statement is free from indefiniteness or ambiguity; a distinct apprehension of a thought leaves the mind in no doubt or uncertainty regarding it. That is plain, in the sense here considered, which is, as it were, level to the thought, so that one goes straight on without difficulty or hindrance; as, plain language; a plain statement; a clear explanation. Perspicuous is often equivalent to plain, but plain never wholly loses the meaning of unadorned, so that we can say the style is perspicuous tho highly ornate, when we could not call it at once ornate and plain. Compare EVIDENT.

    Synonyms:
    apparent, clear, diaphanous, distinct, evident, explicit, intelligible, limpid, lucid, manifest, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, straightforward, translucent, transparent, unadorned, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakable

    Antonyms:
    ambiguous, cloudy, dim, dubious, foggy, indistinct, mysterious, obscure, opaque, turbid, unintelligible, vague

    Preposition:
    Clear to the mind; clear in argument; clear of or from annoyances.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obvious

    Synonyms:
    plain, self-evident, manifest, explicit, apparent, open, patent

    Antonyms:
    remote, obscure, farfetched, involved, latent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obviousadjective

    easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

    "obvious errors"

    Antonyms:
    unapparent, unprovable, unobvious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obviousadjective

    Synonyms:
    plain, evident, manifest, clear, palpable, visible, patent, apparent, unmistakable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obviousadjective

    Synonyms:
    plain, evident, palpable, manifest, patent, self-evident

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How to use obvious in a sentence?

  1. Jay Grudentold:

    I could do it every time, he’s only right like 30 % of the time. Those are usually pretty obvious, I mean. Nobody talks about the times when he’s wrong, but when he’s right, ‘ Holy cow, he’s a genius. ’ Oh, come on, man. Sure, it’s a run. Nope, it’s a pass. Sorry, I was wrong.

  2. Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland:

    I think given the magnitude of the crisis that we face, and the significant need for action, its pretty obvious to any senator that stepping forward and getting in the way carries with it a significant risk of affecting the market andthreatening the ability of the American people to receive the relief that we need.

  3. Alice Bast:

    Celiac disease has a whole variety of symptoms and can be serious if mismanaged or untreated, most people with undiagnosed celiac disease don’t have any obvious signs or symptoms.

  4. Ron Haley:

    We are pleased that the two year battle to hold( Louisiana State Police) accountable for what happened to Aaron has taken a step in the right direction, two years for such an obvious display of abuse should not have taken this long but justice is never too late.

  5. Chuck Hagel:

    This was a mutual decision based on the discussions that we had, i don't think there's ever one overriding or defining decision in situations like this, unless there's some obvious issue, and there wasn't, between either one of us.

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