Definition of evince in English:



  • 1 Reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling)

    ‘his letters evince the excitement he felt at undertaking this journey’
    • ‘Deirdre pulled back, shocked by the force of the emotion her mistress was evincing, and was relieved to see the healer approaching.’
    • ‘Hardly moved in, he evinced not the slightest discomfort with rugless floors, shadeless bulbs, and an unseasonable chill.’
    • ‘What's striking about many of these comments is the level of hostility they evince toward religion in general and Christianity in particular.’
    • ‘What makes the new policy's promulgation politically possible is the lack of interest most Americans evince in foreign affairs, save matters of war and peace.’
    • ‘Physical examination showed an alert newborn, evincing mucoid nasal discharge, and teary eyes.’
    • ‘One thing that Grant's posts do evince is that scientific illiteracy increases the opportunities for apt marketers to take advantage of a public incapable of distinguishing between anecdote and evidence.’
    • ‘But this judgment evinces too much cynicism about American culture.’
    • ‘The anger he had evinced earlier had drained away, but Macario did not forget the earlier wounds his pride had suffered.’
    • ‘Despite such frustrating responses, Harris evinces remarkably little bitterness.’
    • ‘Her subjects are details of domestic interiors that show wear, each smudge evincing past occupants and lost times.’
    • ‘The author evinces not the slightest irony about the fact that his own list would qualify, given his definition, as an exercise in fundamentalism.’
    • ‘This presentation evinces just the same kind of reaction.’
    • ‘Laboratory mice deficient in the gene were found to consume excessive amounts of alcohol, preferring ethanol to water and evincing highly anxious behavior in a maze test.’
    • ‘I bring it up every so often just to test the waters, which are getting less chilly, but he still evinces quite a bit of hesitation.’
    • ‘The nostalgia evinced in such iconographic readings is also, Shaw argues, built into the very form of the image.’
    • ‘Consistent with our hypothesis, our study revealed that unpopular children who evinced stronger emotional Stroop responses showed the greatest risk for depressive symptoms.’
    reveal, show, make clear, make plain, make obvious, make manifest, manifest, indicate, display, exhibit, demonstrate, be evidence of, evidence, attest to, testify to, bear witness to
    convey, communicate, proclaim, impart, bespeak
    disclose, divulge, betray, give away, expose, lay bare
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    1. 1.1 Be evidence of; indicate.
      ‘man's inhumanity to man as evinced in the use of torture’
      • ‘They consistently lie to the press when talking about security, as evinced again and again by their actions.’
      • ‘The garage is underlit, with a low-slung ceiling and construction that evinces the massive weight first of the cement slabwork and then of the floors and earth above.’
      • ‘It also looks silly and evinces contempt from car-drivers, proper motorcyclists and even pedestrians, but I don't care.’
      • ‘If the dramatic developments for the last two months are any indication, it seems the State Government has not evinced any interest to solve the problem.’
      • ‘This is one quality that Bennett has evinced throughout his work, and he understands well why it's so important.’
      • ‘So journalists, broadcasters and politicians, and those who are often in the public eye, such as community and business leaders, wield immense power over but evince little loyalty to our language.’
      • ‘Encouragingly, they are now evincing interest in entrepreneurship, and are getting into a productive realm much beyond mere economic self-independence.’
      • ‘On the other hand, a bad idea remains exactly that, no matter how well it is evinced in a story.’
      • ‘Nearly 18 organisations, including those of the State and Central Governments and big industries in the private sector, had evinced interest in the products.’
      • ‘Many foreigners have been evincing a keen interest in taking up research programmes in Sanskrit.’
      • ‘The change from first person singular to plural evinces his embarrassment.’
      • ‘It was an indication of the interest evinced by music enthusiasts, who were now much more open to classical music.’
      • ‘Speaking of his craft, he evinces a paternal affection for his beer.’
      • ‘However, while respondents evinced strong preference for having a say in their choice or party candidates, they were more ambivalent about how much autonomy MPs should have from their party once they arrived in parliament.’
      • ‘This book evinces a buoyant confidence and a relaxed visionary quality.’
      • ‘Here is a person who has evinced keen interest in photography, freelance journalism, photojournalism, trekking, river rafting, and collection of coins and stamps.’
      • ‘Placing the viewer directly beneath the forms of the rocks, she evinces an appreciation of the sheer weight and power of nature worthy of the Surrealists.’


Late 16th century (in the sense prove by argument or evidence): from Latin evincere overcome, defeat (see evict).