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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment;
- Example: "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"
- Example: "evident hostility"
- Example: "manifest disapproval"
- Example: "patent advantages"
- Example: "made his meaning plain"
- Example: "it is plain that he is no reactionary"
- Example: "in plain view"
[syn: apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable]

2. capable of being seen or noticed;
- Example: "a discernible change in attitude"
- Example: "a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript"
- Example: "an observable change in behavior"
[syn: discernible, evident, observable]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Evident \Ev"i*dent\, a. [F. ['e]vinent, l. evidens, -entis; e out + videns, p. pr. of videre to see. See Vision.] Clear to the vision; especially, clear to the understanding, and satisfactory to the judgment; as, the figure or color of a body is evident to the senses; the guilt of an offender can not always be made evident. [1913 Webster] Your honor and your goodness is so evident. --Shak. [1913 Webster] And in our faces evident the signs Of foul concupiscence. --Milton. Syn: Manifest; plain; clear; obvious; visible; apparent; conclusive; indubitable; palpable; notorious. See Manifest. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

evident adj 1: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view" [syn: apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable] 2: capable of being seen or noticed; "a discernible change in attitude"; "a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript"; "an observable change in behavior" [syn: discernible, evident, observable]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "evident": apparent, beholdable, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear-cut, comprehensible, conspicuous, crystal-clear, defined, definite, detectable, discernible, disclosed, distinct, explicit, exposed, exposed to view, express, glaring, hanging out, in evidence, in focus, in full view, in plain sight, in view, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, insight, manifest, naked, noticeable, observable, obvious, open, open to view, open-and-shut, outcropping, palpable, patent, perceivable, perceptible, perspicuous, plain, plain as day, prominent, pronounced, recognizable, revealed, seeable, self-evident, self-explaining, self-explanatory, showing, staring, straightforward, tangible, to be seen, unambiguous, unclouded, unconcealed, understandable, undisguised, unhidden, unmistakable, viewable, visible, visual, well-defined, well-marked, well-pronounced, well-resolved, witnessable