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I'm new here. Nice to meet everyone.

I'm a writer and my quest to find the appropriate word led me here. Specifically, I'm trying to find a word to describe the way someone utters a phrase.

Saying "She says it like it's obvious.", "She says it like it's evident." or any variation seems to be far too clunky versus just using an adjective that means that. Is there such an adjective? Thank you.

  • IMHO, there is no single word to express "as if it is obvious" – Graffito Oct 20 '16 at 20:17
  • How about "naturally"? I searched adverb for "take for granted" and "naturally" was one of the results. – Terry Li Oct 20 '16 at 20:21
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    Condescendingly? – CrystalDuck Oct 21 '16 at 11:37
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    Are you looking for an adjective with a negative connotation? – landocalrissian Oct 21 '16 at 12:03
  • If you were writing on Twitter, you might have said something like “she duh’ed at him”. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Oct 22 '16 at 15:11
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You may want to try the adverb matter-of-factly.

Wiktionary:

Adverb matter-of-factly ‎(not comparable)

As though stating a fact.  

As though the situation is normal and not unusual; not dramatically or fancifully.

M-W:

matter-of-factly adverb

: without showing emotion especially when talking about exciting or upsetting things : She explained the problem matter-of-factly.

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    That doesn't really imply any kind of obviousness, just simplicity and lack of bravado. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Oct 22 '16 at 15:09
  • I thought as though stating a fact can be taken as an approximation of saying as though it is obvious. – alwayslearning Oct 22 '16 at 17:31
  • That has a nice kick, yet, only usually says or means unusual callously handing, out facts. Is there an adverb like it that maybe is a more formal way of saying "Duh!"? – eriennexton Oct 23 '16 at 22:43

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