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Synonyms for obvious
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obvious(adj)

    easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

    "obvious errors"

    unapparent, unprovable, unobvious


  1. obvious(adjective)

    non-obvious, unobvious, subtle

  2. obvious(adjective)

    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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. obvious

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

    remote, obscure, farfetched, involved, latent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obvious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. obvious(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "obvious":

    evident, clear, apparent, self-evident, manifest, blatant, visible, flagrant, glaring, noticeable, conspicuous, plain, axiomatic, overt, notable

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  1. Ryan Mauro:

    There are two messages being sent by ISIS besides the obvious shock factor : First, their caliphate is an actual functioning and legitimate state. Second, this is long-term struggle, this is a way of saying that ISIS has succeeded( in creating a state) where Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists have failed.

  2. William Marlin:

    While some may think that the obvious beauty of our nation has been lost in the destruction; I insist that you are the beauty – the power of our people, and the power of collaboration and kindness – and together, we are all the hope for a new tomorrow.

  3. Bobby Smith:

    It was obvious it was a person lying on their back, when we circled, both arms came up. It was a shock.

  4. Scott Peeples:

    The obvious consequence of failing to make a budget is the increased probability of running out of resources to meet your objective-, like ending up with a half-built house, track your cash flow and adjust your budgets every quarter. Learn from the numbers.

  5. Konstantin Senchenko:

    In the course of these conversations various hints were made and certain things became obvious, for example I was asked whether I liked to walk across Red Square.

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