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adjective obvious pronunciation in British English /ˈɒbviəs/

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  1. 1
    clear to almost anyone

    The most obvious explanation is not always the correct one.

    'I'd have thought that was fairly obvious,' James retorted.

    a glaringly obvious mistake

    for obvious reasons:

    For obvious reasons, I won't go into details.

    obvious (that): it is obvious (that):

    It's pretty obvious he's crazy about you.

    obvious to:

    It was becoming obvious to her parents that she needed help.

    obvious from:

    It was obvious from Eleanor's voice that she disliked him.

  2. 2
    expressing or lacking imagination

    I couldn't resist the obvious comment.

    state the obvious (=say something that is already well-known):

    You have a talent for stating the obvious.

    To state the obvious, if we don't take precautions now, we'll suffer for it later.

  3. 4
    natural and reasonable in a particular situation

    Making an apology was the obvious thing to do.

    obvious choice:

    His experience made him the obvious choice for the position.

    obvious explanation:

    There's a perfectly obvious explanation for this trend.

    obvious solution:

    There was no immediately obvious solution that we could think of.

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