obviously

adverb ob·vi·ous·ly \ ˈäb-vē-əs-lē \
Updated on: 22 May 2018

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

  1. She obviously enjoys her work.

  2. Their answer was obviously wrong.

  3. That's obviously not her real name.

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First Known Use of obviously

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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OBVIOUSLY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of obviously for English Language Learners

  • : 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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