Something obvious is plain to see and easily understandable. It was obvious that you didn't enjoy your meal because I found it rolled in a napkin and shoved under the rug.

There's nothing vague about the adjective obvious — it's right there in front of your eyes! It describes something that's easy to figure out or the most straightforward option. If someone states the obvious, you're likely to respond with a sarcastic "No duh!" or "Thanks Sherlock." If obvious isn't the obvious word of choice, you can try a synonym such as "evident" or "apparent."

Definitions of obvious
  1. adjective
    easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
    obvious errors”
    apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, resounding, unmistakable
    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    axiomatic, self-evident, taken for granted
    evident without proof or argument
    demonstrable, provable
    capable of being demonstrated or proved
    clearly manifest; evident
    so obvious as to be easily solved or decided
    needing no explanation
    easily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety)
    writ large
    made more obvious or prominent
    open, overt
    open and observable; not secret or hidden
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    not immediately apparent
    not readily apparent
    not provable
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