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[ob-vee-uh s] /ˈɒb vi əs/

easily seen, recognized, or understood; open to view or knowledge; evident:
an obvious advantage.
lacking in subtlety.
Obsolete. being or standing in the way.
in a way that is easy to see or understand; evidently
without subtlety
(sentence modifier) it is obvious that; clearly: obviously not everyone wants a bank account
easy to see or understand; evident
exhibiting motives, feelings, intentions, etc, clearly or without subtlety
naive or unsubtle: the play was rather obvious
(obsolete) being or standing in the way

1580s, “frequently met with,” from Latin obvius “that is in the way, presenting itself readily, open, exposed, commonplace,” from obviam (adv.) “in the way,” from ob “against” (see ob-) + viam, accusative of via “way” (see via). Meaning “plain to see, evident” is first recorded 1630s. Related: Obviously; obviousness.


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