self-evident

[self-ev-i-duhnt, self-]

adjective

evident in itself without proof or demonstration; axiomatic.

Nearby words

  1. self-employed,
  2. self-employment,
  3. self-energizing,
  4. self-enforcing,
  5. self-esteem,
  6. self-examination,
  7. self-excited,
  8. self-exculpatory,
  9. self-executing,
  10. self-exile

Origin of self-evident

First recorded in 1665–75

Related formsself-ev·i·dence, nounself-ev·i·dent·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for self-evident

self-evident

adjective

containing its own evidence or proof without need of further demonstration
Derived Formsself-evidence, nounself-evidently, adverb

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Word Origin and History for self-evident

self-evident

adj.

1680s, from self- + evident. First attested in Locke's "Essay Concerning Human Understanding." Related: Self-evidently.

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