Search Result for "self-evident":
1. evident without proof or argument;
- Example: "an axiomatic truth"
- Example: "we hold these truths to be self-evident"
[syn: axiomatic, self-evident, taken for granted(p)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
self-evident adj 1: evident without proof or argument; "an axiomatic truth"; "we hold these truths to be self-evident" [syn: axiomatic, self-evident, taken for granted(p)]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
59 Moby Thesaurus words for "self-evident": absolute, actual, admitting no question, apparent, axiomatic, clear, clear as crystal, clear-cut, confirmable, crystal-clear, definite, demonstrable, demonstratable, discernible, distinct, evident, explicit, express, factual, historical, inappealable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, inescapable, irrefragable, irrefutable, manifest, noticeable, observable, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perceivable, perceptible, perspicuous, plain, plain as day, provable, proverbial, real, seeable, self-explaining, self-explanatory, tangible, testable, to be seen, true, unanswerable, unconfutable, undeniable, unimpeachable, unmistakable, unquestionable, unrefutable, verifiable, visibleThe Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
SELF-EVIDENT, adj. Evident to one's self and to nobody else.