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Definitions and Synonyms of apparently | Another word for apparently | What is apparently?

Definition 1: from appearances alone - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land
  • the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned
  • had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it
  • on the face of it the problem seems minor

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Definition 2: unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly') - [adverb denoting all]

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

  • 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
  • she has apparently been living here for some time
  • I thought he owned the property, but apparently not
  • You are plainly wrong
  • he is plain stubborn

Synonyms for apparently in the sense of this definition

(apparently is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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