The adverb evidently is used to describe something that's obvious or easily understood. The kids next door didn't even apologize for breaking our window with their baseball; they evidently have terrible manners.

When something is evident, it's plainly clear. You can use evidently when something couldn't be more obvious, whether you're describing a driver who evidently doesn't understand that a yellow light means "slow down" and not "speed up," or a typo-riddled book that was evidently published hastily. The evidence points toward these conclusions, in other words. The Latin root is evidentem, "perceptible, clear, obvious, or apparent."

Definitions of evidently
  1. adverb
    unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
    “she was in bed and evidently in great pain”
    synonyms: apparently, manifestly, obviously, patently, plain, plainly
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