apparent (adj.)

  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

    [ Syn: 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

    [ Syn: ostensible , seeming ]

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