[ UK /ˈɒbvɪəsli/ ]
[ US /ˈɑbviəsɫi/ ]
  1. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
    You are plainly wrong
    he is plain stubborn
    the answer is obviously wrong
    she was in bed and evidently in great pain
    he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list
    it is all patently nonsense
    I thought he owned the property, but apparently not
    she has apparently been living here for some time
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How To Use obviously In A Sentence

  • She's obviously much more interested in the process than in the finished work.
  • There are, true, a few tonal changes: the jokes are jokier, the touches of malice heavier, and she revels more obviously than before in the playfulness she brings to her performances. What Sarah Palin Doesn't Know
  • Obviously, Roosevelt was feeling his way and assuring his nomination in 1904.
  • Of course what is small will inevitably vary greatly according to the circumstances and to say that a curtilage is a small area is obviously not to provide any precise test of identification.
  • Obviously, I'm not Catholic, but I think it takes a lot of effrontery for the media to try to dictate the doctrine for Catholics.
  • Nature was obviously having fun here, chiselling the rocks.
  • '' Then I got about 30 swings with the regular bat and it felt pretty much the same as swinging the fungo, which is obviously a good sign. '', who had surgery to repair a tendon in his right middle finger Aug. 14, visited his doctor in Arizona on Thursday and remains on schedule to return by late September. Tsn.ca Top Stories RSS
  • Obviously economic security cannot be a one-sided affair. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy
  • Other attendees were obviously quite unaware of what they had walked into. Times, Sunday Times
  • I haven’t got a problem with the narrater, he’s obviously romanticized or the opposite, in this case, but he’s an interesting person, so I’m not adverse to hearing his side of things. “The Worst Book I Have Read in the Past Three Years” : Edward Champion’s Reluctant Habits
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