from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Requiring no proof or explanation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Obviously true, and requiring no proof, argument or explanation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Evident without proof or reasoning; producing certainty or conviction upon a bare presentation to the mind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Evident in itself without proof or reasoning; producing clear conviction upon a bare presentation to the mind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. evident without proof or argument
a _self-evident truth; _ but now, when we have grown fat, and have lost all dread of being slaves ourselves, we have become so greedy to be masters that we call the maxim '_a self-evident lie_.'
Slavery and Four Years of War, Vol. 1-2 A Political History of Slavery in the United States Together With a Narrative of the Campaigns and Battles of the Civil War In Which the Author Took Part: 1861-1865
The professors acknowledge that placing terrorist in quotation marks “may be jarring for some readers who consider the designation self-evident.”
To the extent that it does the latter, the United States does so in the name of self-evident truths that apply to the good of all men.
This was especially valuable at a time when curious currencies circulated freely throughout the Mediterranean, including coins of values that were not self-evident.
A child is more likely to feel pressed by the demands of adult authority figures, conclusions that "are self-evident to anyone who was a child once himself, including any police officer or judge," she wrote.
Thankfully, the self-evident story "Diana death 'conspiracy' thrown out by coroner" was not an April Fool.
That point may seem self-evident to you, as it does to me, but it is not self-evident to everyone.
They are sustained by such things as the ability to speak blithely of holding the truths of human equality to be self-evident, while maintaining the institutions of slavery, class, and imperialism.
The worth of science as a productive procedure is, or should be, self-evident.
Dr. VERGHESE: Well, I want to begin by saying that I'm not a luddite, and it's not that I don't like technology, but there really are so many things that are quite self-evident on the body if you only look and know how to examine a patient.
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