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Meaning of OBVIOUS

Pronunciation:  'âbveeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening"
  2. [adj]  easily perceived or understood; "obvious errors"
  3. [adj]  obvious to the eye; "a visible change of expression"
  4. [adj]  easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "a perceptible sense of expectation in the court"; "an obvious (or palpable) lie"

OBVIOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: apparent, attention-getting, axiomatic, big, bold, conspicuous, crying(a), demonstrable, egregious, evident, exhibitionist(a), exhibitionistic, eye-catching, featured, flagrant, frank, glaring, gross, in evidence, large, manifest, marked, open, open-and-shut, outstanding, overt, palpable, patent, perceptible, plain, prominent, provable, rank, salient, self-evident, self-explanatory, spectacular, striking, taken for granted(p), tangible, transparent, under her nose, under his nose, under my nose, under one's nose, under our noses, under your nose, visible, writ large
 Antonyms: inconspicuous, invisible, unobvious
 See Also: indiscreet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ob"vi*ous\, a. [L. obvius; ob (see {Ob-}) + via way.
See {Voyage}.]
1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]

         To the evil turn My obvious breast.   --Milton.

2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] ``Obvious to
   dispute.'' --Milton.

3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived
   by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as,
   an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.

         Apart and easy to be known they lie, Amidst the
         heap, and obvious to the eye.         --Pope.

Syn: Plain; clear; evident. See {Manifest}. --
     {Ob"vi*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Ob"vi*ous-ness}, n.

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