adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin evident-, evidens, from e- + vident-, videns, present participle of vidēre to see — more at wit Date: 14th century clear to the vision or understanding Synonyms: evident, manifest, patent, distinct, obvious, apparent, plain, clear mean readily perceived or apprehended. evident implies presence of visible signs that lead one to a definite conclusion <
an evident fondness for sweets
. manifest implies an external display so evident that little or no inference is required <
manifest hostility
. patent applies to a cause, effect, or significant feature that is clear and unmistakable once attention has been directed to it <
patent defects
. distinct implies such sharpness of outline or definition that no unusual effort to see or hear or comprehend is required <
a distinct refusal
. obvious implies such ease in discovering that it often suggests conspicuousness or little need for perspicacity in the observer <
the obvious solution
. apparent is very close to evident except that it may imply more conscious exercise of inference <
for no apparent reason
. plain suggests lack of intricacy, complexity, or elaboration <
her feelings about him are plain
. clear implies an absence of anything that confuses the mind or obscures the pattern <
a clear explanation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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