seemingly


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seem·ing

 (sē′mĭng)
adj.
Apparent; ostensible.
n.
Outward appearance; semblance.

seem′ing·ly adv.
seem′ing·ness n.

seemingly

(ˈsiːmɪŋlɪ)
adv
1. in appearance but not necessarily in actuality: with seemingly effortless ease.
2. (sentence modifier) apparently; as far as one knows: seemingly, he had few friends left.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.seemingly - from appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"

seemingly

adverb apparently, outwardly, on the surface, ostensibly, on the face of it, to all intents and purposes, to all appearances, as far as anyone could tell Seemingly he is a man with not an ounce of malice in him.

seemingly

adverb
Translations
كما يَبْدو، كَما يَظْهَر
jak se zdá
tilsyneladende
ŝajne
aparentementeen apariencia
pealtnäha
aî òví er virîist
ako sa zdá
göründüğü kadarıylasözüm ona

seemingly

[ˈsiːmɪŋlɪ] ADVsegún parece, aparentemente
it is seemingly finishedsegún parece or aparentemente está terminado
there has seemingly been a rise in inflationparece que ha habido un aumento de la inflación
"he's left then?" - "seemingly"-¿o sea que se ha ido? -eso parece

seemingly

[ˈsiːmɪŋli] advapparemment

seemingly

seemingly

[ˈsiːmɪŋlɪ] adv (evidently) → a quanto pare; (from appearances) → in apparenza, apparentemente

seem

(siːm) verb
to have the appearance or give the impression of being or doing. A thin person always seems (to be) taller than he really is; She seems kind; He seemed to hesitate for a minute.
ˈseeming adjective
existing in appearance, though not usually in reality. her seeming indifference.
ˈseemingly adverb
apparently; according to report. Seemingly, her mother is very ill.
ˈseemly adjective
(negative unseemly) (of behaviour etc) suitable, proper or decent. seemly conduct.
References in classic literature ?
The warriors appeared to be on the most friendly terms, and seemingly conversed much together; yet, according to the account of the interpreter, each was absolutely ignorant of what the other said.
For many things seemingly favourable to a democracy destroy a democracy, and many things seemingly favourable to an oligarchy destroy an oligarchy.
It was in this place, seemingly belonging entirely to the past, that Professor Stangerson and his daughter installed themselves to lay the foundations for the science of the future.
Darkness was just falling as we came in sight of the seemingly impregnable walls of this mountain stronghold, and lest we be seen I drew back with Woola behind a jutting granite promontory, into a clump of the hardy, purple scrub that thrives upon the barren sides of Otz.
Never had the ourang outangs heard the sound of a firearm, and the noise, seemingly in such close proximity, filled them with such terror that on the instant they forgot all else than this new and startling fear, and with headlong haste leaped away into the jungle, leaving Bulan lying where he had fallen.
For it had not been very long prior to the Pequod's sailing from Nantucket, that he had been found one night lying prone upon the ground, and insensible; by some unknown, and seemingly inexplicable, unimaginable casualty, his ivory limb having been so violently displaced, that it had stake-wise smitten, and all but pierced his groin; nor was it without extreme difficulty that the agonizing wound was entirely cured.
They could still see, seemingly far in front of them and high up, the baleful light which at the height and distance seemed like a faint line.
Before the sun dipped below the black mass of Kettleness, standing boldly athwart the western sky, its downward was was marked by myriad clouds of every sunset colour, flame, purple, pink, green, violet, and all the tints of gold, with here and there masses not large, but of seemingly absolute blackness, in all sorts of shapes, as well outlined as colossal silhouettes.
Suddenly there was a quicker movement of seemingly one whole section of the mountain.
Again: as the profound calm which only apparently precedes and prophesies of the storm, is perhaps more awful than the storm itself; for, indeed, the calm is but the wrapper and envelope of the storm; and contains it in itself, as the seemingly harmless rifle holds the fatal powder, and the ball, and the explosion; so the graceful repose of the line, as it silently serpentines about the oarsmen before being brought into actual play -- this is a thing which carries more of true terror than any other aspect of this dangerous affair.
After drinking some hot coffee, like an Arctic explorer setting off on a sledge journey towards the North Pole, I would go ashore and roll shivering in a tramcar into the very heart of the town, past clean-faced houses, past thousands of brass knockers upon a thousand painted doors glimmering behind rows of trees of the pavement species, leafless, gaunt, seemingly dead for ever.
And meanwhile, the very next morning after the battle, the French army advanced of itself upon the Russians, carried forward by the force of its own momentum now seemingly increased in inverse proportion to the square of the distance from its aim.