Pronunciation of Patent
/p_ˈeɪ_t_ə_n_t/, /pˈe͡ɪtənt/, /pˈeɪtənt/
Antonyms for patent:
impalpable, concealed, insensible, inconsequential, impenetrable, unfathomable, noncommital, ambiguous, Obscured, closed, dull, misty, clouded, unknowable, occult, sketchy, indeterminate, slight, cloudy, latent, incomprehensible, gray, illegible, refusal, unapparent, inappreciable, trifling, partial, imperceptible, inconspicuous, obstructed, unintelligible, moral, inconsiderable, unimagined, undecipherable, insignificant, indiscernible, unthought-of, unrestricted, blocked, small, undiscovered, clean, imprecise, unseen, unclouded, unlimited, hidden, unreadable, slippery, hazy, dark, unknown, fuzzy, unobvious, part, indecipherable, indistinct, nonobvious, vague, obscure, covert, gauzy, indefinite, unclear, trivial, secret.
Usage examples for patent:
- But it is also apparent that the popular sentiment is affected with the same apprehension, more and more as time passes and the aims and methods of the Imperial Powers become more patent. - "An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation", Thorstein Veblen.
- The subject matter of a patent must be new and useful. - "Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman", Albert Sidney Bolles.
- Dr. Perkins took out a patent for his discovery, and travelled about the country to diffuse the new practice. - "The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist).