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UK [ˈsiːmɪŋlɪ] / US [ˈsɪmɪŋlɪ] adverb
1) in a way that appears to have a particular quality, even though this is probably not true

Heidi was seemingly calm when she left to take the test.

2) according to what you know or how something appears

Seemingly, the cats had been living on their own for months.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • seemingly — index prima facie (self evident), reputedly Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • seemingly — seem|ing|ly [ˈsi:mıŋli] adv 1.) appearing to have a particular quality, when this may or may not be true = ↑apparently ▪ seemingly unrelated bits of information seemingly endless/impossible etc ▪ The new minister was faced with a seemingly… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seemingly — [[t]si͟ːmɪŋli[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV adj/adv If something is seemingly the case, you mean that it appears to be the case, even though it may not really be so. A seemingly endless line of trucks waits in vain to load up. ...bread made from a seemingly… …   English dictionary

  • seemingly — adv. Seemingly is used with these adjectives: ↑arbitrary, ↑benign, ↑casual, ↑contradictory, ↑conventional, ↑diverse, ↑easy, ↑effortless, ↑empty, ↑endless, ↑exhaustive, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • seemingly — seem|ing|ly [ simıŋli ] adverb ** 1. ) in a way that appears to have a particular quality, even though this is probably not true: APPARENTLY: Heidi was seemingly calm when she left to take the test. 2. ) according to what you know or how… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seemingly — adverb 1 appearing to be something when this is not actually true; apparent: The road was dusty and seemingly endless. 2 (sentence adverb) according to the facts as you know them: There is seemingly nothing we can do to stop the plans going ahead …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • seemingly — adverb To appearances; apparently. an object, seemingly like those which we have experienced, may be attended with different or contrary effects …   Wiktionary

  • seemingly — [ˈsiːmɪŋli] adv in a way that appears to have a particular quality, even though this is probably not true Heidi was seemingly calm when she left to take the test.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • seemingly — seeming ► ADJECTIVE ▪ appearing to be real or true; apparent. DERIVATIVES seemingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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