evidently vs obviously what difference

what is difference between evidently and obviously

English

Etymology

From evident +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɛvɪdəntli/

Adverb

evidently (comparative more evidently, superlative most evidently)

  1. In a manner which makes the fact or conclusion evident; obviously; as may be clearly inferred. [from 17th c.]
  2. (obsolete) In such a way as to be clearly visible or manifest; distinctly, clearly. [14th-19th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts X:
      The same man sawe in a vysion evydently aboute the nynthe houre of the daye the angell of god commynge in unto hym []
  3. (proscribed) apparently

Synonyms

  • (obviously, as may be clearly inferred): clearly, evidently, plainly; see also Thesaurus:obviously
  • (clearly visible): conspicuously, markedly, vividly

Related terms

  • self-evidently

Translations

See also

  • apparently


English

Etymology

obvious +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑ(b).vi.əs.li/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒ(b).vɪəs.li/
  • Hyphenation: ob‧vi‧ous‧ly

Adverb

obviously (comparative more obviously, superlative most obviously)

  1. In an obvious or clearly apparent manner.
    She was in floods of tears and obviously very upset.
  2. (colloquial) Used as a filler word, or to introduce information even when not obvious.
    You weren’t to know, but I’ve spoken to, obviously, Jim about this, and …

Synonyms

  • (in an obvious manner): apparently, clearly, evidently, manifestly, obvi; see also Thesaurus:obviously

Derived terms

  • obvi

Translations


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