Meaning of APPARENT in English

/ əˈpærənt; NAmE / adjective


[ not usually before noun ] apparent (from sth) (that ... ) | apparent (to sb) (that ... ) easy to see or understand

SYN obvious :

It was apparent from her face that she was really upset.

Their devotion was apparent.

It soon became apparent to everyone that he couldn't sing.

Then, for no apparent reason , the train suddenly stopped.

➡ note at clear


[ usually before noun ] that seems to be real or true but may not be

SYN seeming :

My parents were concerned at my apparent lack of enthusiasm for school.

—see also appear



late Middle English : from Old French aparant , from Latin apparent- appearing, from the verb apparere , from ad- towards + parere come into view.

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