Simple Definition of obvious
: easy to see or notice
: easy for the mind to understand or recognize
Full Definition of obvious
1 archaic : being in the way or in front
2 : easily discovered, seen, or understood
Examples of obvious
Her doctor immediately noticed the obvious signs of the disease.
She saw only the most obvious differences.
It was obvious that things weren't working out.
The answer seems obvious enough to me.
The problem was immediately obvious to everyone in the room.
He was the obvious candidate for president.
The obvious question is: how did he become so successful?
For obvious reasons, I would not like to reveal my name.
Synonym Discussion of obvious
OBVIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of obvious
: easily found, seen, or understood <He … held on to me, even after it was obvious that I was not going to fall. — Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons>
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up obvious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).