Definition of “evidently” - English Dictionary

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“evidently” in British English

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evidentlyadverb

uk /ˈev.ɪ.dənt.li/ us /ˈev.ə.dənt.li/

B2 in a way that is easy to see:

He was evidently upset by the news of the accident.
a thin although evidently pregnant woman

used to say what people believe is true:

He had an accident, evidently because he was driving at excessive speed.

More examples

  • She evidently dresses for comfort and not for style.
  • The president is evidently in a dilemma about how to tackle the crisis.
  • I've been called in to see the director, so evidently I'm in big trouble.
  • The audience evidently weren't enjoying the show and some people began to leave.
  • Evidently her injuries were more severe than it first appeared, and she is now in a coma.

(Definition of “evidently” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)