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1.
When something is right in front of you and you can't see it.
obviousism is when you’re looking in your pantry or refrigerator for a particular food item and can't find it, then some else comes over and points to it and it was really -- right in front of you because just experienced an obviousism.
by word amplifier April 03, 2009
 
2.
An explanation offered with little clarity, to which the listener is met with a scoff and expression of disdain when requesting further detail.
The hour long discussion was full of obviousisms that left all, but one, feeling inadequate.
by Mr. C. November 30, 2004