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EtymologyEdit

apparent +‎ -ly

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈpaɹəntli/
  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈpæɹ.ɨnt.li/
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AdverbEdit

apparently (comparative more apparently, superlative most apparently)

  1. (archaic) Plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently.
    Synonyms: obviously, plainly, clearly, evidently, visibly
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors
      If he should scorn me so apparently.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Ford and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      One, my lord, that doth so palpably, so apparently make her adulteries a trophy, whiles the poting-stick to her unsatiate goatish abomination jeers at, and flouts your sleepish, and more than sleepish, security.
  2. Seemingly; in appearance only.
    Synonyms: ostensibly, seemingly
    A man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in heart.
  3. According to what the speaker has read or heard.
    Synonyms: allegedly, reportedly
    Apparently you are quite a good dancer.
    • 2006, Lois Lewandowski, The Fatal Heir: A Gillian Jones Mystery, iUniverse, 978-0-595-39843-0, page 169:
      " [] Apparently they are going to contact the adoption agency and see if they can locate that child. [] "

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