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Meaning & Definition of Apparent in English

English

Apparent

/əpɛrənt/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • apparent
  • ,
  • evident
  • ,
  • manifest
  • ,
  • patent
  • ,
  • plain
  • ,
  • unmistakable

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • apparent(a)
  • ,
  • ostensible
  • ,
  • seeming(a)

Examples of using

The islanders are being slaughtered for no apparent reason.
It's quite apparent that you don't want to do this for me.
The danger was not apparent.