obvious

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

adj easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

obvious errors”
Synonyms:
apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, 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
frank
clearly manifest; evident
open-and-shut
so obvious as to be easily solved or decided
self-explanatory
needing no explanation
transparent
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
Antonyms:
unobvious
not immediately apparent
unapparent
not readily apparent
unprovable
not provable
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