Antonyms for obvious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ob-vee-uhs
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɒb vi əs

Definition of obvious

Origin :
  • 1580s, "frequently met with," from Latin obvius "that is in the way, presenting itself readily, open, exposed, commonplace," from obviam (adv.) "in the way," from ob "against" (see ob-) + viam, accusative of via "way" (see via). Meaning "plain to see, evident" is first recorded 1630s. Related: Obviously; obviousness.
  • adj apparent, understandable
Example sentences :
  • She smiled rather painfully, with an obvious effort to be conventional.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The remedy, however, to my mind, is obvious and suggests itself.
  • Extract from : « 'Tis Sixty Years Since » by Charles Francis Adams
  • Transcriber's Note on text: Some obvious errors have been corrected.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • He went on speaking with obvious enjoyment of the extent to which his knowledge reached.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • It is obvious that a great deal depends on the mode of suspension.
  • Extract from : « Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884 » by Various
  • It is obvious that he did not plan the death of that wretched lad—his brother-in-law.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Again there was the obvious double meaning in his sullen tone.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • Let us not delay a moment, without some good and obvious cause.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • You will have but short notice of the day, for obvious reasons.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Now I made some remarks which probably are too obvious to be worth relating.
  • Extract from : « Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2 » by Henry Fielding

Synonyms for obvious

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