Definition of evident in English:



  • Clearly seen or understood; obvious.

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