Definitions for seemingly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

seem•ingˈsi mɪŋ(adj.)

  1. apparent; ostensible:

    a seeming advantage.

  2. (n.)outward appearance.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of it(adverb)

    from appearances alone

    "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. seemingly(adverb)ˈsi mɪŋ

    in a way that seems to be true but is likely not to be

    two events which were seemingly related


  1. seemingly(Adverb)

    To appearances; apparently.

  2. seemingly(Adverb)

    In a seemly manner; decorously; with propriety.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seemingly(adverb)

    in appearance; in show; in semblance; apparently; ostensibly

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'seemingly' in Adverbs Frequency: #394

Translations for seemingly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


apparently; according to report

Seemingly, her mother is very ill.

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