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obviousadjective

us   /ˈɑb·vi·əs/
easily seen, recognized, or understood: an obvious solution For obvious reasons, he needs to find work soon.
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obviousadjective

uk   /ˈɒb.vi.əs/ us   /ˈɑːb.vi.əs/
B1 easy to see, recognize, or understand: [+ (that)] It's obvious (that) she doesn't like him. They have a small child so for obvious reasons they need money. I know you don't like her, but do you have to make it so obvious? Am I stating the obvious (= saying what everyone already knows)? There is no obvious solution.

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Translations of “obvious”
in Korean 분명한…
in Arabic واضِح…
in Malaysian jelas…
in French évident…
in Russian очевидный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 清楚的, 顯然的,明顯的, 明白的…
in Italian ovvio, evidente…
in Turkish açık, aşikâr, belli…
in Polish oczywisty…
in Spanish obvio, evidente…
in Vietnamese rõ ràng…
in Portuguese óbvio…
in Thai ชัดเจน…
in German offensichtlich…
in Catalan obvi…
in Japanese 明らかな…
in Chinese (Simplified) 清楚的, 显然的,明显的, 明白的…
in Indonesian jelas…
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