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.
Recent Examples on the Web At a time when the company is overstaffed and sitting on idle warehouses, anything that cuts down on excess overhead will obviously get explored. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 28 June 2022 And on an acting level, too, there’s obviously so much more that can happen when there are two factors instead of trying to create something that’s built around yourself. Sasha Urban, Variety, 28 June 2022 The notion that anyone still believes Trump, a person so clearly dangerous and so obviously unhinged, should come anywhere remotely near the White House ever again. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 28 June 2022 How about signing Bogaerts, who obviously wants to stay here, to an extension while the Red Sox are in New York over the next few weeks? Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 27 June 2022 DJ LeMahieu, who was playing second base Monday, is a natural second baseman and obviously doesn’t change the lineup much. Kristie Ackert, Hartford Courant, 27 June 2022 With all that, Saturday seemed a bright June day, obviously a summer’s day, a day that did its part to create and contribute to the carefree vibe of the weekend and the season. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 26 June 2022 The Chargers coached that game and, obviously, ended up taking Eli and trading with the Giants. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 26 June 2022 Most obviously, the right to terminate a pregnancy arose straight out of the right to purchase and use contraception. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 24 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of obviously

1638, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Obviously.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obviously. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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