1. Visibly. [Obs.]
2. Plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently.
If he should scorn me so apparently. --Shak.
3. Seemingly; in appearance; as, a man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in heart.
adv 1: from appearances alone; "irrigation often produces bumper
crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is
seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had
been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really
concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the
problem seems minor" [syn: seemingly, ostensibly,
on the face of it]
2: unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for
`plainly'); "the answer is obviously wrong"; "she was in
bed and evidently in great pain"; "he was manifestly too
important to leave off the guest list"; "it is all
patently nonsense"; "she has apparently been living here
for some time"; "I thought he owned the property, but
apparently not"; "You are plainly wrong"; "he is plain
stubborn" [syn: obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently,