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seemingly

Definition:

from appearances alone

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Derived from:

seeming

Comparative:

more seemingly

Superlative:

most seemingly

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned

Etymology:

seeming + -ly.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

seemingly | apparently [synonym, sense-specific]

in appearance but not necessarily in actuality | [sentence modifier] apparently; as far as one knows (15 of 412 words, 2 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/seemingly

Wiktionary:

seemingly | apparently [synonym, sense-specific] | decorously [synonym, sense-specific]

To appearances; apparently. | In a seemly manner; decorously; with propriety. (10 of 102 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/seemingly

Macmillan British Dictionary:

seemingly

in a way that appears to have a particular quality, even though this is probably not true | according to what you know or how something appears (26 of 69 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/seemingly

Oxford Dictionary:

seemingly | apparently [synonym, sense-specific]

so as to give the impression of having a certain quality; apparently | [sentence adverb] : according to the facts as one knows them; as far as one ... (27 of 62 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/seemingly

Cambridge Dictionary:

seemingly

appearing to be something, especially when this is not true | according to the facts that you know (17 of 44 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/seemingly

New World Dictionary:

seeming | seemingly [adverb, related]

that seems real, true, etc. without necessarily being so; apparent | outward appearance; semblance (13 of 20 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/seeming

American Heritage Dictionary:

seeming | seemingly [adverb, related] | seemingness [noun, related]

Apparent; ostensible. | Outward appearance; semblance. (5 of 12 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/seeming

Random House Dictionary:

face | faced [past tense] | facing [present participle] | phiz [slang] | face to face [sense-specific] | face to face with [sense-specific] | fly in the face of [sense-specific] | get out of someone's face [sense-specific] | in the face of [sense-specific] | ...

the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin. | a look or expression on this part. | an expression or look that indicates ridicule, ... (26 of 1076 words, 56 definitions, 38 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/face

Merriam-Webster:

ostensibly | evidently [synonym, sense-specific] | apparently [synonym, sense-specific] | ostensively [synonym, sense-specific] | presumably [synonym, sense-specific] | putatively [synonym, sense-specific] | seemingly [synonym, sense-specific] | supposedly [synonym, sense-specific] | externally [similar, sense-specific] | ...

in an ostensible manner | to all outward appearances (8 of 180 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ostensibly

Wikipedia:

Apparent [disambiguation]

may refer to: Apparent magnitude, measure of brightness of a celestial body as seen by an observer on Earth | Heir apparent, person who is first in line of succession | Apparent death, an antipredator behavior known as playing dead | Apparent wind,... (40 of 124 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Apparent

Encarta Dictionary:

seeming | seemingly [adverb, derived]

apparent to the senses or to the mind, but not necessarily true or real (14 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861715721​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

seemingly

Origin: seeming + -ly.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/seemingly

-ly

Origin: Middle English -ly, -li, -lich, from Old English -līċ, from Proto-Germanic *-līkaz ("having ... | Old English -līċe. (17 of 42 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ly

Collins Dictionary:

seeming | seem

First use: 12th century

Origin: perhaps from Old Norse soma to beseem, from sœmr befitting; related to Old English sēman to reconcile; see same

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/seeming

Audio references

Wiktionary:

seemingly

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "seemingly"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/seemingly

Collins Dictionary:

seemingly

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "seemingly"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/seemingly

Macmillan British Dictionary:

seemingly

Audio: British English pronunciation of "seemingly"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/seemingly

Macmillan American Dictionary:

seemingly

Audio: North American pronunciation of "seemingly"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/seemingly

Cambridge Dictionary:

seemingly

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "seemingly"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "seemingly"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/seemingly

the Free Dictionary:

seemingly

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "seemingly"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "seemingly"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/seemingly

Google Dictionary:

seemingly

Audio: English pronunciation of "seemingly"

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