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Plain or obvious; clearly seen or understood.‘she ate the cookies with evident enjoyment’
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, blatantunmistakable, indisputable, undoubted, incontrovertible, incontestableas plain as the nose on your face, as plain as a pikestaff, standing out like a sore thumb, sticking out like a sore thumb, standing out a mile, sticking out a mile, written all over someone, as clear as daysensibleView synonyms
- ‘The railway stations revert to older materials and greater personal care is evident.’
- ‘The party atmosphere will be evident in scores of other venues across the city.’
- ‘It is not at all evident that Western intelligence has any clear idea where to locate him.’
- ‘It hangs from two points, its weight evident, about to fall and reveal what lies beyond.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘If a relationship is strong, a clear patterning to the variables will be evident.’
- ‘The new stadium is going up very slowly, with the new arch still barely evident.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘A gift of leadership and a facility of speech were clearly evident from his youth.’
- ‘His importance to the team was clearly evident when he was ruled out for the final months of the season.’
- ‘It is evident there is an ongoing need for a local group campaigning in the cause of peace and justice.’
- ‘Planning law is not easy for laymen to understand, which is evident from your editorial.’
- ‘Her natural gift of drawing is evident from her work as well as her love of tone and colour.’
- ‘The warmth of the reception is evident as you drive up the motorway from Chicago.’
- ‘If there is none, this will be clearly evident to all who live in the tradition, and to those beyond.’
- ‘This is a trend that's been evident for the last three years and it has culminated in this.’
- ‘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.’
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.
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