obviously

adverb
ob·​vi·​ous·​ly | \ ˈäb-vē-əs-lē How to pronounce obviously (audio) \

Definition of obviously

1 : in an obvious manner showed his anger obviously
2 : as is plainly evident Obviously, something is wrong. She obviously enjoys her work.

Examples of obviously in a Sentence

She obviously enjoys her work. Their answer was obviously wrong. That's obviously not her real name.
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This is your first in-house hotel endeavor since Ace Hotel, which has obviously been very successful. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Atelier Ace's New New York City Hotel Wants to Help You Clear Your Head," 14 May 2019 But my mom isn't Kristen Bell (obviously), who's apparently totally cool with her daughter shaving part of her head on a whim. Marci Robin, Allure, "Kristen Bell Let Her 6-Year-Old Daughter Get a Partial Buzz Cut," 12 May 2019 Going to a new mental health provider can feel a lot like going on an uncomfortable first date (minus the romantic stuff, obviously). SELF, "9 Awkward Questions You Probably Want to Ask Your New Therapist," 31 Oct. 2018 It was obviously set up to encourage users to download the company’s tools and services. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Don't erase, overwrite: How to avoid being that person who resells a drive with data on it," 25 Apr. 2019 The doses in the rat studies that were effective were pretty large (for a rat, obviously). Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Do Topical CBD Products Actually Do Anything for Pain?," 19 Apr. 2019 This show obviously grapples with elements of childhood. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Artist CJ Hendry’s New Show Is Completely Insane," 17 Apr. 2019 Safety is naturally a critical part of any aircraft, especially one carrying people, so replacing flammable material is obviously desirable. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "New Lithium Metal Batteries Can Power Drones for Longer (and It Could Change Everything)," 16 Apr. 2019 The outfits ranged in intensity from a moody, deep plum ensemble with exaggerated shoulders to a glittering, iridescent two piece--all with the boots to match, obviously! Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Every Outfit Ariana Grande Wore For Her Coachella Weekend 1 Performance," 15 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of obviously

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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obviously

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of obviously

: in a way that is easy to see, understand, or recognize
used to emphasize that you are talking about something that is easy to see, understand, or recognize

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