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ob·vi·ous  (bv-s)
1. Easily perceived or understood; quite apparent. See Synonyms at apparent.
2. Easily seen through because of a lack of subtlety; transparent: an obvious political ploy.
3. Archaic Standing in the way or in front.

[From Latin obvius, from obviam, in the way, within reach : ob-, against; see ob- + viam, accusative sing. of via, way; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

obvi·ous·ly adv.
obvi·ous·ness n.

obviously (ˈɒbvɪəslɪ)
1. in a way that is easy to see or understand; evidently
2. without subtlety
3. (sentence modifier) it is obvious that; clearly: obviously not everyone wants a bank account.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adv.1.obviously - unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')obviously - unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly'); "the answer is obviously wrong"; "she was in bed and evidently in great pain"; "he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"; "it is all patently nonsense"; "she has apparently been living here for some time"; "I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"; "You are plainly wrong"; "he is plain stubborn"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

1. clearly, of course, certainly, needless to say, without doubt, assuredly There are obviously exceptions to this.
obviously [ˈɒbvɪəslɪ] ADV
1. (= clearly) → obviamente
it's obviously the bestobviamente es el mejor, es evidente que es el mejor
he was obviously very angry/tiredse notaba que estaba muy enfadado/cansado, estaba claro or era evidente or era obvio que estaba muy enfadado/cansado
he was obviously not drunkestaba claro or era evidente or era obvio que no estaba borracho
he was not obviously drunkno se le notaba que estaba borracho
obviously, I am delightedlógicamente or por supuesto, estoy encantado
obviously!¡por supuesto!, ¡lógico!, ¡obvio!
"aren't they coming?" - "obviously not!"-¿no vienen? -¡evidentemente no or obviamente no!
it's obviously trueestá claro que es verdad
2. (= unsubtly) → burdamente
she asked him rather too obviously where he had beenle preguntó sin mucha delicadeza(que)dónde había estado

obviously [ˈɒbviəsli] adv
(= clearly) → manifestement
She was obviously exhausted → Elle était manifestement épuisée.
He was not obviously drunk → Il n'était pas visiblement ivre.
(= of course) → évidemment
obviously, he'll be disappointed if ... → évidemment, il sera déçu si ...
he obviously ... → il est bien évident qu'il ...
obviously! → évidemment!
"Do you want to pass the exam?" - "Obviously!" → "Tu veux être reçu à l'examen?" - "Évidemment!"
obviously not → à l'évidence non, de toute évidence non
Are they rich? - Obviously not, if they can't afford a car → Ils sont riches? - À l'évidence non puisqu'ils n'ont pas les moyens d'avoir une voiture., Ils sont riches? - De toute évidence non puisqu'ils n'ont pas les moyens d'avoir une voiture.

advoffensichtlich, offenbar; (= noticeably)(offen)sichtlich; he’s obviously Frencher ist eindeutig ein Franzose; she is not obviously drunkes ist nicht offensichtlich, dass sie betrunken ist; obviously!natürlich!, selbstverständlich!; is he there? — well, obviously notist er da? — offensichtlich nicht; obviously he’s not going to like itdas wird ihm natürlich nicht gefallen; he’s obviously not going to get the jober bekommt die Stelle nicht, das ist ja klar (inf)

obviously [ˈɒbvɪəslɪ] advovviamente, evidentemente
he was obviously not drunk → si vedeva che non era ubriaco
he was not obviously drunk → non si vedeva che era ubriaco
obviously! → certo!
obviously not! → certo che no!

obviously بِشَكْلٍ وَاضِحٍ zřejmě åbenbart offensichtlich προφανώς obviamente ilmiselvästi évidemment očito evidentemente 明らかに 분명하게 vanzelfsprekend åpenbart oczywiście obviamente очевидно självklart อย่างเห็นได้ชัด açıkçası hiển nhiên 明显地

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1) In diction, dialect and style it is obviously dependent upon Homer, and is therefore considerably later than the "Iliad" and "Odyssey": moreover, as we have seen, it is in revolt against the romantic school, already grown decadent, and while the digamma is still living, it is obviously growing weak, and is by no means uniformly effective.
Plots are either Simple or Complex, for the actions in real life, of which the plots are an imitation, obviously show a similar distinction.
With a firm, steady-eyed impudence, which seemed to hold back the threat of some abominable menace, he would proceed to sell over the counter some object looking obviously and scandalously not worth the money which passed in the transaction: a small cardboard box with apparently nothing inside, for instance, or one of those carefully closed yellow flimsy envelopes, or a soiled volume in paper covers with a promising title.
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