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Obviously vs. Plainly — What's the Difference?

Obviously vs. Plainly — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Obviously and Plainly

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Obviously

"Obviously" is a song by English pop rock band McFly. It was released as the second single from their debut studio album, Room on the 3rd Floor.

Plainly

Free from obstructions; open; clear
In plain view.

Obviously

In a way that is easily perceived or understood; clearly
She was obviously unwell
Obviously, everyone has to do what they think is right

Plainly

Obvious to the perception or mind; evident
Make one's intention plain.

Obviously

Easily perceived or understood; apparent.
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Plainly

Not elaborate or complicated; simple
Plain food.

Obviously

Easily seen through because of a lack of subtlety; transparent
An obvious political ploy that fooled no one.

Plainly

Marked by little or no ornamentation or decoration
Plain garb.

Obviously

In an obvious or clearly apparent manner.
She was in floods of tears and obviously very upset.

Plainly

Straightforward; frank or candid
Plain talk.

Obviously

(colloquial) Used as a filler word, or to introduce information even when not obvious.
You weren't to know, but I've spoken to, obviously, Jim about this, and ...

Plainly

Not pretentious; unaffected.

Obviously

Unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly');
The answer is obviously wrong
She was in bed and evidently in great pain
He was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list
It is all patently nonsense
She has apparently been living here for some time
I thought he owned the property, but apparently not
You are plainly wrong
He is plain stubborn

Plainly

Lacking beauty or distinction
A plain face.

Plainly

Not mixed with other substances; pure
Plain water.

Plainly

Common in rank or station; average; ordinary
A plain man.

Plainly

Not dyed, twilled, or patterned
A plain fabric.

Plainly

Sheer; utter; unqualified
Plain stupidity.

Plainly

(Archaic) Having no visible elevation or depression; flat; level.

Plainly

Often plains An extensive, level, usually treeless area of land.

Plainly

A broad level expanse, as a part of the sea floor or a lunar mare.

Plainly

Something free of ornamentation or extraneous matter.

Plainly

Clearly; simply
Plain stubborn.

Plainly

In a plain manner; simply; basically.
She decorated the room plainly but neatly.

Plainly

Obviously; clearly.
You will see that ours is plainly the better method.

Plainly

In a plain manner; clearly.

Plainly

Unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly');
The answer is obviously wrong
She was in bed and evidently in great pain
He was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list
It is all patently nonsense
She has apparently been living here for some time
I thought he owned the property, but apparently not
You are plainly wrong
He is plain stubborn

Plainly

In a simple manner; without extravagance or embellishment;
She was dressed plainly
They lived very simply

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