Definitions

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

Etymologies

self- +‎ evident (Wiktionary)

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