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 Dictionary entry overview: What does obvious mean? 

OBVIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective OBVIOUS has 1 sense:

1. easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

  Familiarity information: OBVIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OBVIOUS (adjective)

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Easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

Context example:

obvious errors


open-and-shut (so obvious as to be easily solved or decided)

apparent; evident; manifest; patent; plain; unmistakable (clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment)

axiomatic; self-evident; taken for granted (evident without proof or argument)

demonstrable; provable (capable of being demonstrated or proved)

frank (clearly manifest; evident)

writ large (made more obvious or prominent)

self-explanatory (needing no explanation)

transparent (easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety))


open; overt (open and observable; not secret or hidden)


noticeability; noticeableness; obviousness; patency (the property of being easy to see and understand)


unobvious (not immediately apparent)

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