Self-evident

  • 1 self-evident — adj formal clearly true and needing no more proof = ↑obvious ▪ self evident truths it is self evident (that) ▪ It is self evident that childhood experiences influence our adult behaviour …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Self-evident — Self ev i*dent, a. Evident without proof or reasoning; producing certainty or conviction upon a bare presentation to the mind; as, a self evident proposition or truth. {Self ev i*dent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 self-evident — 1680s, from SELF (Cf. self) + EVIDENT (Cf. evident). First attested in Locke s Essay Concerning Human Understanding …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 self-evident — [self′ev′i dənt] adj. evident without need of proof or explanation self evidently adv …

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  • 5 self-evident — adjective obvious, and therefore not needing any explanation ╾ ,self evidently adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 self-evident — / self explanatory [adj] obvious apparent, axiomatic, clear, comprehensible, incontrovertible, inescapable, manifest, patently true, plain, prima facie, undeniable, understandable, unmistakable, unquestionable, visible; concepts 529,548 Ant.… …

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  • 7 self-evident — index apparent (perceptible), axiomatic, certain (positive), clear (apparent), coherent ( …

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  • 8 self-evident — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not needing to be demonstrated or explained; obvious …

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  • 9 self-evident — ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ A fact or situation that is self evident is so obvious that there is no need for proof or explanation. It is self evident that we will never have enough resources to meet the demand... The implications for this country… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 self-evident — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, seem ▪ become ADVERB ▪ by no means ▪ These ideas were by no means self evident when they were first sugg …

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  • 11 self-evident — adjective clearly true and needing no more proof; obvious (1): self evident truths …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 self-evident — self evidence, n. self evidently, adv. /self ev i deuhnt, self /, adj. evident in itself without proof or demonstration; axiomatic. [1665 75] Syn. obvious, self explanatory. * * * …

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  • 13 self-evident — self ev′ident adj. evident in itself without proof or demonstration; axiomatic • Etymology: 1665–75 self ev′idently, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 self-evident — /sɛlf ˈɛvədənt / (say self evuhduhnt) adjective evident in itself without proof; axiomatic. –self evidence, noun –self evidently, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 self-evident — Synonyms and related words: absolute, actual, admitting no question, apparent, axiomatic, clear, clear as crystal, clear cut, confirmable, crystal clear, definite, demonstrable, demonstratable, discernible, distinct, evident, explicit, express,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 self-evident — adjective Date: 1671 evident without proof or reasoning • self evidently adverb …

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  • 17 self-evident — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. plain, visible, apparent; see obvious 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. evident, obvious, apparent, clear, manifest, self explanatory, undeniable, plain, uncontestable, axiomatic. ANT.: questionable, doubtful,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 self-evident — adjective not needing to be demonstrated or explained. Derivatives self evidence noun self evidently adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 self-evident — adj. obvious; without the need of evidence or further explanation. Derivatives: self evidence n. self evidently adv …

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  • 20 self-evident — Not a very useful philosophical term, since what is evident by itself to one person, may not be so to another. See also a priori/a posteriori, myth of the given …

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