Antonyms for obvious

double-edged, discreet, cloistered, indecipherable, unobtrusive, questionable, insensible, ambiguous, shaky, hazy, dim, muzzy, finespun, cloudy, missing, indeterminate, implied, misty, underground, hole-and-corner, complex, wanting, nice, undercover, murky, absent, impenetrable, inconspicuous, privy, private, shady, unvoiced, impalpable, enigmatical, implicit, surreptitious, hugger mugger, mysterious, compound, manifold, undecipherable, Doubtable, inscrutable, debatable, elliptical, trivial, inconsequential, fuzzy, sly, confused, nuanced, cryptic, recondite, inappreciable, faint, shrewd, imprecise, slick, indefinite, unexpressed, illegible, entangled, invisible, refined, hush-hush, exact, concealed, stealth, turbid, pale, designing, nonobvious, deep, gauzy, sketchy, backstairs, unprovable, undefined, multiform, slight, enigmatic, hidden, insignificant, unfathomable, perplexing, artful, mystic, devious, incomprehensible, inconsiderable, involved, unintelligible, sneaky, unspoken, tricky, minute, cunning, clandestine, remote, furtive, blear, heterogeneous, arcane, unknowable, isolated, clouded, trifling, covert, vague, complicated, scheming, cagey, intricate, equivocal, esoteric, sneaking, unapparent, opaque, wordless, bleary, sheltered, uncanny, sneak, fine, guileful, stealthy, indistinct, small, conglomerate, quiet, delphic, doubtful, unclear, suspicious, dubious, dodgy, indiscernible, dark, shadowy, delicate, crafty, Obfuscated, tangled, unreadable, underhand, cute, secret, slippery, uncertain, behind-the-scenes, wily, problematic, unclouded, retired, composite, mixed, nonexistent, subtle, Fuliginous, noncommital, gray, hairline, foxy, hairsplitting, undetermined, dubitable, tacit, inexplicit, beguiling, nebulous, foggy, underhanded, profound, imperceptible, secluded, blurry, unnoticeable, suspect, occult, abstruse, fishy, lacking, indistinguishable, unobvious, obscure.

Quotes of obvious

  1. Every once in while, a person will do something obvious and direct that is no more than it appears to be. I think they do it to throw you off. – Steven Brust
  2. They criticize me for harping on the obvious if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves. – Calvin Coolidge
  3. It is obvious that putting the Arab -Israeli dispute on a resolution track would be an important element of overcoming the confidence problem in the region. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  4. Well I would say that we're regular people first of all and we're normal and it's obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we're not immune to tragedy. – Brett Favre
  5. Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  6. I thought this must be obvious to everyone else, as it seemed obvious to me; and that, if once it became apparent that we were on the edge, all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss. – Edward Grey
  7. It's always obvious to me when someone is looking at me with an idea of who I am and hoping that that's the person I'm going to be. No matter how subtle it is, it's there, and you want to give them who they really want. But it ain't me. – Judith Guest
  8. Heath, I believed in him when I first met him, and helped and supported him. He went on to obvious success in the States and then I had him support me. It can be a lonely, horrible, hard place. It's great just to have someone to call to say 'I know, man, I was there' – Martin Henderson
  9. No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess. – Anatoly Karpov
  10. In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace. – Wangari Maathai
  11. Still, most of those effects occur in the context of harmless play and it is patently obvious that children are not normally turned into aggressive little monsters by TV or video games, since most children do not become aggressive little monsters. – Hugh Mackay
  12. What information consumes is rather obvious it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. – Herbert Simon
  13. When drawings of the main buildings I have designed in the last five years are juxtaposed, the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain configurations is obvious to anyone. – Yoshio Taniguchi
  14. It'll become obvious that we've really been working against ourselves. – Neale Donald Walsch
  15. A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise of a literary profession, has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject -matter, when one comes to write about it. – Mary A. Ward

Usage examples for obvious

  1. The risks that face us are obvious – Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  2. This is obvious to everyone, yet England shows hardly any signs of following suit. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  3. He takes his place among the obvious facts of existence. – Humanly Speaking by Samuel McChord Crothers
  4. " I should have thought it was obvious he said. – Rich Living by Michael Cathal
  5. I should think that's obvious – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  6. But her faults are obvious and I like you too. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  7. I even doubt its truth in one of the most obvious exemplifications that would occur. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  8. And isn't there some story about-" " My dear mother, the more there is against her, the more I shall love her- that's obvious – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  9. It is, therefore, perfectly obvious that there is urgent need of discipline. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  10. Pixie looked quite annoyed at so obvious a find. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  11. The manner of finding directions of the other cuts in A is obvious from the diagram. – Amusements in Mathematics by Henry Ernest Dudeney
  12. For he thought that he had been robbed of a great possession when it became obvious to him that he had been wrong in his former opinion about wealth. – Eryxias by An Imitator of Plato
  13. I've tried the obvious way. – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  14. The truth was obvious – The Underpup by I. A. R. Wylie
  15. The advantage of this is obvious – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  16. Grizel had thought of Juliet, but she had not mentioned Katrine, the obvious living difficulty. – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. " It's obvious that you have been up against it," he remarked. – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  18. And that indeed became more and more obvious the longer we talked it over. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  19. What Noda was planning was obvious – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  20. The answer is perfectly obvious – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre