Definition of obviously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɒbviəsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːbviəsli//
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  1. 1  used 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. 2  used 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 realise it was a formal occasion.’ ‘Obviously!’ (= I can see by the way you are dressed)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: obviously