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APPARENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apparent mean? 

APPARENT (adjective)
  The adjective APPARENT has 2 senses:

1. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
2. appearing as such but not necessarily so

  Familiarity information: APPARENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPARENT (adjective)


Sense 1apparent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

Synonyms:

apparent; evident; manifest; plain; patent; unmistakable

Context examples:

the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields / evident hostility / manifest disapproval / patent advantages / made his meaning plain / it is plain that he is no reactionary / in plain view

Similar:

obvious (easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind)


Sense 2apparent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Appearing as such but not necessarily so

Synonyms:

ostensible; seeming; apparent

Context examples:

for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent / the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies / the ostensible truth of their theories / his seeming honesty

Similar:

superficial (being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually)


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