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Synonyms of 'patent'

(noun) 
Definition
the right granted by such a document
He had a number of patents for his inventions.
Synonyms
copyright
, ,
franchise
the franchise to build and operate the tunnel
,
registered trademark
(adjective) 
Definition
obvious
This was a patent lie.
Synonyms
obvious
It's obvious that he doesn't like me.
,
apparent
The presence of a star is already apparent in the early film.
,
evident
He spoke with evident emotion about his ordeal.
,
blatant
blatant elitism
,
open
their open dislike of each other
,
clear
It was a clear case of mistaken identity.
,
glaring
I never saw such a glaring example of misrepresentation.
,
manifest
cases of manifest injustice
,
transparent
He thought he could fool people with transparent deceptions.
,
conspicuous
Her conspicuous lack of warmth confirmed that they were no longer friends.
,
downright
downright bad manners
,
unmistakable
the unmistakable aroma of freshly ground coffee
,
palpable
The tension between them is palpable.
,
unequivocal
Richardson's unequivocal commitment to fair play
,
flagrant
a flagrant violation of international law
, ,
unconcealed

Additional synonyms

in the sense of apparent
Definition
readily seen or understood
The presence of a star is already apparent in the early film.
Synonyms
much in evidence,
unconcealed,
staring you in the face (informal),
plain as the nose on your face
in the sense of blatant
Definition
glaringly obvious
blatant elitism
in the sense of clear
Definition
evident or obvious
It was a clear case of mistaken identity.

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