Definder - what does the word mean?

What is obviously?

A phrase that is use to state something that is already apparent, but in order to draw additional attention to it. Used for dramatic effect, or to emphasize an important point. It is said in a loud manner, at the beginning of a sentence, followed by the fact that needs additional attention.

Popularized by Antoine Dodson, who used the phrase to increase awareness of the fact that there was a rapist in his neighborhood.

Since that time, use of this phrase has been increasing, and it can be used at any time, when an obvious fact needs to be pointed out.

"Well, obviously, we have a rapist in Lincoln Park." - Antoine Dodson

Other examples in common speech:

Janine: What happened to my money I left on the bar?
Bruce: Well, Obviously, we have a thief in Snuffy's Bar.
Janine: Oh wait, I spent it all on wine.
Bruce: Well, obviously, someone has drank too much.

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Obviously - what is it?

An adjective describing someone who, it is plain to see, can't see. Sometimes hard to distinguish between this, and a moron

Note: Sometimes confused with blindingly obvious


Foolish Guy: "Hey, why does that guy keep walking into walls?"

Cool, wise guy: "Well he's obviously blind... Well, that or he's just a moron"

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What does "obviously" mean?

Obviousities are nouns that are blatant.

Example 1: "Did you see that ninja? Yes? Exactly. He's an obviousity, and needs to be fired."

Example 2: "Spare me the statistical obviousities and give me the details!"

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Obviously - what does it mean?

More than obviouser. "Duh!"

It's more than obviouser that she likes you dude.

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An explanation offered with little clarity, to which the listener is met with a scoff and expression of disdain when requesting further detail.

The hour long discussion was full of obviousisms that left all, but one, feeling inadequate.

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When something is right in front of you and you can't see it.

obviousism is when you’re looking in your pantry or refrigerator for a particular food item and can't find it, then some else comes over and points to it and it was really -- right in front of you because just experienced an obviousism.

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Louis Tomlinson

ObViOuSlY we aren’t in a relationship

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maddening cliché, adverb

1. A word overused in the wrong way by ignorant British speakers who mean ‘of course’ but for some reason will not use that perfectly adequate phrase.

2. Used as a filler word to hold the floor in a conversation, the ignorant, British speaker believing that ‘obviously’ sounds intellectual, unlike ‘er, um’.

3. In an obvious manner, overtly.

4. A word used to excuse the speaker for stating something which is openly apparent to the listener.

1. Shane: “So I was in the darkroom all alone, right? And obviously, my daughter having secretly swapped the chemicals for some other ones, the fumes obviously sent me to sleep. Obviously, I didn’t wake up until the meteorite burst through the ceiling.”
Cedric: “Obvious to whom? You are an oaf, Shane.”

2. “Well, Gary … we’re going to go out there and play some football today and, er, hopefully, come away with a result …obviously… cuz… well, that’s what football’s about, at the end of the day – obviously – the results speak for themselves and basically, it’s all about the silverware on the sideboard at the end of the season so we’re going to try to score some goals and …obviously…”

3. “Dicky was coming on to Harriet so obviously that we all covered our faces and groaned with embarrassment.”

4. “It was at that point, officer that he stabbed me. Sorry about the blood all over your shoes. My shirt is ruined, obviously. Do you think I could claim for that on my insurance?”

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of course, duh, apparently

I'm just awesome... obviously

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Word you can overuse to deny something that is actually true.

But obviously there's no truth to it, i mean OBVIOUSLY

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