American English

Definition of obviously adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1used when giving information that you expect other people to know already or agree with synonym clearly Obviously, we don't want to spend too much money. Diet and exercise are obviously important.
  2. 2used to say that a particular situation or fact is easy to see or understand He was obviously drunk. They're obviously not coming. “I didn't realize it was a formal occasion.” “Obviously!” (= I can see by the way you are dressed.)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: obviously