1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
To the evil turn
My obvious breast. --Milton.
2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] “Obvious to dispute.”
3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.
Apart and easy to be known they lie,
Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye. --Pope.
Syn: -- Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
-- Ob*vi*ous*ly, adv. -- Ob*vi*ous-ness, n.
adv : 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: evidently, manifestly, patently,
apparently, plainly, plain]