Another word for obvious
Clearly apparent to the eye
clear, visible, apparent, public, transparent, observable, perceptible, exposed, undisguised, noticeable, plain, conspicuous, overt, glaring, blatant, prominent, standing out, light, bright, open, unmistakable, evident, recognizable, discernible, in evidence, exoteric, in view, in sight, perceivable, discoverable, distinguishable, accessible, precise, patent, manifest, palpable, distinct, clear as a bell*, clear as day*, sticking out a mile*, sticking out like a sore thumb*, plain as the nose on one's face*, hitting one in the face*, leaping to the eye*; see also definite 2.
Clearly apparent to the mind
lucid, apparent, conclusive, explicit, understood, intelligible, comprehensible, self-evident, patent, indisputable, unquestionable, undeniable, blatant, axiomatic, proverbial, aphoristic, reasonable, broad, unequivocal, unambiguous, on the surface, unmysterious, as plain as the nose on one's face*, going without saying*, staring one in the face*, open and shut*; see also definite 1, understandable.
obvious refers to that which is so noticeable or obtrusive that no one can fail to perceive it; evident and apparent apply to that which can be readily perceived or easily inferred, but evident implies the existence of external signs his evident disappointment and apparent suggests the use of deductive reasoning it's apparent he'll win; manifest applies to that which is immediately, often intuitively, clear to the understanding; palpable applies esp. to that which can be perceived through some sense other than that of sight, most particularly touch palpable signs of fever, an almost palpable sense of dread; clear implies that there is no confusion or obscurity to hinder understanding clear proof; plain implies such simplicity or lack of complexity as to be easily perceptible the plain facts are these