a plan that has the conviction of forethought, but which is so disasterous it begs for hindsight before it is even implemented. A stragedy is often promoted as a strategy to hide the fact that it was conceived from rash and not rational action.
It was a stragedy for the robber to break into a store which sold CCTV cameras. (This actually happened)
It was stragedic thinking for the auto mechanic to weld a leak in the gas tank before he emptied it.
an evaluation criterion which has no meaningful opposite but is mentioned to denote a failing of those who do not understand it.
"... we're looking for an independent team player who works well with others and alone. The candidate must also be a self-starter and require minimal supervision."
Frustrated Job Candidate:
"That's so bloody obvident!"
Female Dating Profile Description:
"I'm looking for a guy who doesn't play head games, knows how to treat a lady, likes long walks and cosy nights in and appreciates the finer things in life. No losers or psychos please"
Winners who think they're winners:
"This is so obvident I think I'll look for someone who actually has meaningful scruples."
Winners who think they're losers:
"This woman sounds too picky and I'm no good anyway so I won't write. And it's obvident I'm no good."
Losers who think they're winners:
"Ah, none of those things apply to me. Obvidently I'm in there!"
Losers who know they're losers:
"I won't write. It's not obvident."
Psychopaths who make animal sacrifices:
"Aww man, I guess that obvidently rules me out! "