Definition of evident in English:


Pronunciation /ˈevədənt/ /ˈɛvədənt/

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  • Plain or obvious; clearly seen or understood.

    ‘she ate the cookies with evident enjoyment’
    • ‘Planning law is not easy for laymen to understand, which is evident from your editorial.’
    • ‘His importance to the team was clearly evident when he was ruled out for the final months of the season.’
    • ‘If there is none, this will be clearly evident to all who live in the tradition, and to those beyond.’
    • ‘A gift of leadership and a facility of speech were clearly evident from his youth.’
    • ‘If a relationship is strong, a clear patterning to the variables will be evident.’
    • ‘It is not at all evident that Western intelligence has any clear idea where to locate him.’
    • ‘Her natural gift of drawing is evident from her work as well as her love of tone and colour.’
    • ‘He had a great sense of justice and fair play and this was so evident on the football field.’
    • ‘The words are becoming familiar and the lack of youth provision appears evident.’
    • ‘The party atmosphere will be evident in scores of other venues across the city.’
    • ‘The communality of the hotel's ownership is evident in the friendliness of the staff.’
    • ‘The railway stations revert to older materials and greater personal care is evident.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, there does not seem to be much in the way of evident relaxation or solution.’
    • ‘That flaw was evident in the first half yesterday but was rectified almost immediately.’
    • ‘The new stadium is going up very slowly, with the new arch still barely evident.’
    • ‘It hangs from two points, its weight evident, about to fall and reveal what lies beyond.’
    • ‘It is evident there is an ongoing need for a local group campaigning in the cause of peace and justice.’
    • ‘The warmth of the reception is evident as you drive up the motorway from Chicago.’
    • ‘The ink smearing is evident foreshadowing of her death, but also of what else is to come.’
    • ‘This is a trend that's been evident for the last three years and it has culminated in this.’
    obvious, apparent, noticeable, conspicuous, perceptible, perceivable, visible, observable, discernible, transparent, clear, crystal clear, clear-cut, writ large, plain, manifest, patent, palpable, tangible, distinct, pronounced, marked, striking, glaring, blatant
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Late Middle English from Old French, or from Latin evidens, evident- ‘obvious to the eye or mind’, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + videre ‘to see’.