Situation 1:

A tells B that an old relative passed away.

B doesn't have prior knowledge of this

B says, > he is an old man...

(or something like that which implies that she is not surprised because old people die one day) - faulty logic, granted!

Situation 2:

A and B are sitting in a porch having a casual conversation

A: > It is unusually hot today, isn't it?

B: > Yeah, it is peak summer

What is one word that describes B's attitude of saying what others informed her is obvious and unsurprising though she (B) has no prior knowledge about it.

  • The single word for accusing someone of stating the obvious is, “Duh!” (said with as much sarcasm as can be mustered.)
    – Jim
    Jun 10, 2019 at 5:59
  • Although it may be obvious, "obviously" is also used as a one word response in the situations you describe.
    – Zan700
    Jun 10, 2019 at 7:39
  • @Jim the question is what do you call someone who "duh!" everything even when there's no duh in what's stated. :D
    – Pura
    Jun 10, 2019 at 15:47
  • @Zan700 fortunately my English is not that bad...I don't need to ask if the answer to my question is the word "obviously"...or its adjective cousin. please read the question again.
    – Pura
    Jun 10, 2019 at 15:48
  • @Pura - So you aren’t asking for a word that represents the act of accusing someone of stating the obvious? You are instead asking what do you call someone who always states the obvious?
    – Jim
    Jun 10, 2019 at 15:50

1 Answer 1


if you're seeking a general attitude, blasé might work. Blase: "unimpressed with or indifferent to something because one has experienced or seen it so often before." Oxford Online.

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