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- 1. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable, obvious (vs. unobvious)
- usage: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "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"
- 2. apparent(prenominal), ostensible, seeming(prenominal), superficial (vs. profound)
- usage: appearing as such but not necessarily so; "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"
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