[ ev-i-duhnt ]
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  1. plain or clear to the sight or understanding: His frown made it evident to all that he was displeased.It was evident that the project was a total failure.

Origin of evident

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin ēvident-, stem of ēvidēns “clear, perceptible,” literally, “seeing out,” from ē- e-1 + stem of vidēns “seeing,” present participle of vidēre “to see”; see video

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See apparent.

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Other words from evident

  • ev·i·dent·ness, noun
  • non·ev·i·dent, adjective
  • pre·ev·i·dent, adjective
  • pre·ev·i·dent·ly, adverb
  • su·per·ev·i·dent, adjective
  • su·per·ev·i·dent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for evident


/ (ˈɛvɪdənt) /

  1. easy to see or understand; readily apparent

Origin of evident

C14: from Latin ēvidēns, from vidēre to see

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