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Not needing to be demonstrated or explained; obvious.‘self-evident truths’[with clause] ‘it is self-evident that you cannot work 14 hours a day and have time left over for a child’
obvious, clear, plain, evident, apparent, manifest, patentdistinct, definite, transparent, overt, discernible, visible, conspicuous, palpable, glaringly obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, unmistakable, unequivocal, unquestionable, undeniableView synonyms
- ‘The meaning of these expressions is not self-evident and needs explaining.’
- ‘We are the weirdos in denying what everybody else takes to be a self-evident truth.’
- ‘So much of what we are taught as self-evident truths relies on rigid thinking.’
- ‘The only properly basic propositions are those that are self-evident or incorrigible or evident to the senses.’
- ‘Davies used to believe the need to guard personal privacy against invasion was a self-evident truth.’
- ‘Less obvious truths are deduced from these self-evident beginnings by individually obvious steps.’
- ‘It spawns more committees and more reporting of self-evident truths.’
- ‘Recognizing that rather self-evident truth is hardly by itself the substance of enduring art.’
- ‘Once this self-evident point has been appreciated, it becomes a matter of making a virtue of necessity.’
- ‘They really do exist, and to them their conspiracy theories are merely a self-evident truth that the rest of us are too blind to see.’
- ‘Elementary properties of numbers and geometry were taken to be self-evident truths.’
- ‘On race, too, we failed to speak out at crucial moments and to face up to self-evident truths.’
- ‘Nowhere do I hear that the real problem, which is self-evident, is too many people for a small island.’
- ‘When Jefferson asserted the self-evident nature of truth it was no simple rhetorical flourish.’
- ‘In recent years, they have seen others come around to this self-evident truth.’
- ‘Now, whether it is a concession or whether it is self-evident, it is obvious people relied upon gas.’
- ‘It is self-evident that if the same team work together on a regular basis there is the opportunity for learning from what has gone before.’
- ‘The answer is self-evident: the government should think again about its policy of not increasing the top rate of tax.’
- ‘However, it was, he claimed, self-evident that many areas of family law had no such obvious priority.’
- ‘That ought to be self-evident to anyone with a reasonable amount of common sense.’
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