1. from appearances alone;
- Example: "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"
- Example: "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"
- Example: "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy
- Example: "on the face of it the problem seems minor"
[syn: apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of it]
2. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly');
- Example: "the answer is obviously wrong"
- Example: "she was in bed and evidently in great pain"
- Example: "he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"
- Example: "it is all patently nonsense"
- Example: "she has apparently been living here for some time"
- Example: "I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"
- Example: "You are plainly wrong"
- Example: "he is plain stubborn"
[syn: obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently, apparently, plainly, plain]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Apparently \Ap*par"ent*ly\, adv. 1. Visibly. [Obs.] --Hobbes. [1913 Webster] 2. Plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently. [1913 Webster] If he should scorn me so apparently. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Seemingly; in appearance; as, a man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in heart. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
66 Moby Thesaurus words for "apparently": artificially, as it seems, at first sight, clearly, conspicuously, definitely, discernibly, distinctly, erroneously, evidently, explicitly, expressly, exteriorly, externally, factitiously, falsely, glaringly, in name only, manifestly, markedly, nominally, noticeably, observably, obviously, officially, on the outside, on the surface, openly, ostensibly, out, outside, outwardly, outwards, palpably, patently, perceivably, perceptibly, plainly, plausibly, prima facie, professedly, prominently, pronouncedly, publically, recognizably, seeably, seemingly, spuriously, staringly, starkly, superficially, synthetically, to all appearances, to all seeming, to the eye, truthlessly, unconcealedly, undisguisedly, ungenuinely, unmistakably, unnaturally, untruly, unveraciously, visibly, with clarity, without