Definition of apparent :
1. An heir apparent.
2. Appearing to the eye or mind ( distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming; as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun.
3. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.
4. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
reputed, straightforward, possible, true, noticeable, ostensible, open-and-shut, unmistakable, homely, unmixed, assumed, self-evident, pellucid, ringing, decided, surface, plausible, lucid, likely, superficial, ostensive, outward, glaring, real, crystal clear, unambivalent, palpable, real-world, genuine, sheer, unambiguous, unornamented, unpatterned, pronounced, unequivocal, identifiable, authentic, transparent, study at, bald-faced, kosher, supposed, physical, nonambiguous, clear-cut, probable, bare, presumed, prima facie, unmingled, barefaced, visual, bright-line, unvarnished, bald, show up, patent, objective, perspicuous, broad, spare, putative, luculent, presumable, realistic, seeming, see, external, luminous, unembellished
visible (part of speech: adjective)
- Property of no kind had any apparent value whatever. - "The History of Peru", Henry S. Beebe.
- " Oh, yes," she answers, with apparent calm, but I can feel her tremble. - "The Opinions of a Philosopher", Robert Grant.
- Then, quite suddenly and for no apparent reason, she staggered. - "The Red Hand of Ulster", George A. Birmingham.