[ev-i-duh nt-lee, -dent-; for emphasis ev-i-dent-lee]


obviously; apparently.

Origin of evidently

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at evident, -ly

Synonyms for evidently

See clearly.
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without question; clearly; undoubtedly
to all appearances; apparentlythey are evidently related
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Word Origin and History for evidently

late 14c., from evident + -ly (2).

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