Definition of 'apparent'
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Spell it out that you are hurt by his apparent lack of commitment to you. The Sun (2016)The mystery is more apparent than real. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then one son arrives, his arms full of freshly picked sweetcorn for no apparent reason. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Without warning and for no apparent reason, my car applied the brakes and nearly came to a halt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a band for no apparent reason but I liked the change of pace they provided. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Like, for example, clubs who do business with the same intermediaries over and over again for no apparent reason. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The real differences became apparent when they were assessed under more challenging conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Yet his superior intellect was probably already apparent to his family and friends. Christianity Today (2000)It was made horribly apparent yet again last week that politicians cannot. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This apparent lack of ego is one of his finer points. The Sun (2013)There is no heir apparent to engage in intrigue against him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The contrasting body language was apparent early on. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sometimes for no apparent reason the train pauses for hours. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Women are forced to marry their enemies and apparent friends end up foes. The Sun (2014)It was readily apparent how much more prosperous this town was than others. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The randomness is more apparent than real. Caves and Cave Life (1993)The limits of the air campaign are already apparent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And what became apparent last night is that we will be waiting a lifetime. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Its report began with an explanation for the apparent lack of activity. VOYAGES OF DELUSION: The Search for the North West Passage in the Age of Reason (2002)Such qualities are apparent in this early work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But there was something in this apparent diffidence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And in the end it was apparent that none of it was going to wash in court. The Sun (2008)Exactly what he was looking forward to was readily apparent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some fear that the demand for bundles of converged services is more apparent than real. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But the trappings of celebrity were already apparent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But many share her apparent lack of scruples. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There may be a period of apparent recovery, lasting a few weeks. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)This also covered the intricacies of Rules of Engagement during those most difficult times when you may be moving from apparent peace to obvious war. ONE HUNDRED DAYS (2003)
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British English: apparent /əˈpærənt; əˈpɛər-/ ADJECTIVE
An apparent situation seems to be the case, although you cannot be certain that it is.
The apparent failure of the mission is a serious disappointment.
- American English: apparent
- Arabic: ظاهِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: aparente
- Chinese: 显然的
- Croatian: očit
- Czech: zřejmý
- Danish: tilsyneladende
- Dutch: blijkbaar
- European Spanish: aparente
- Finnish: ilmeinen
- French: apparent
- German: sichtbar
- Greek: φαινομενικός
- Italian: apparente
- Japanese: 明らかな
- Korean: 명백한
- Norwegian: tilsynelatende
- Polish: oczywisty
- European Portuguese: aparente
- Romanian: aparent
- Russian: кажущийся
- Spanish: aparente
- Swedish: uppenbar
- Thai: ชัดเจน
- Turkish: görünür
- Ukrainian: очевидний
- Vietnamese: hiển nhiên
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