Synonyms for (adjective) obvious

Synonyms: obvious

Definition: easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

Usage: obvious errors

Similar words: patent, unmistakable, apparent, plain, manifest, evident

Definition: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

Usage: 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


Similar words: axiomatic, self-evident, taken for granted

Definition: evident without proof or argument

Usage: an axiomatic truth; we hold these truths to be self-evident


Similar words: demonstrable, provable

Definition: capable of being demonstrated or proved

Usage: obvious lies; a demonstrable lack of concern for the general welfare; practical truth provable to all men- Walter Bagehot


Similar words: frank

Definition: clearly manifest; evident

Usage: frank enjoyment


Similar words: open-and-shut

Definition: so obvious as to be easily solved or decided

Usage: an open-and-shut case


Similar words: self-explanatory

Definition: needing no explanation


Similar words: transparent

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

Usage: a transparent explanation; a transparent lie


Similar words: writ large

Definition: made more obvious or prominent

Usage: the effect of...his irregular life could be seen writ large on his gaunt features