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Definition 1: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where apparent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • a palpable lie

Synonyms for apparent in the sense of this definition

(apparent is similar to ...) easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

"obvious errors"

Definition 2: appearing as such but not necessarily so - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where apparent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for apparent in the sense of this definition

(apparent is similar to ...) concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually

"superficial similarities" "a superficial mind" "his thinking was superficial and fuzzy" "superficial knowledge" "the superficial report didn't give the true picture" "only superficial differences"

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