Definition of Self-evident

1. Adjective. Evident without proof or argument. "We hold these truths to be self-evident"

Exact synonyms: Axiomatic, Taken For Granted
Similar to: Obvious
Derivative terms: Axiom



Definition of Self-evident

1. Adjective. Obviously true, and requiring no proof, argument or explanation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-evident

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self-education
self-effacement
self-effacing
self-effacingly
self-effacingness
self-efficacy
self-employed
self-employed person
self-employment
self-enclosed
self-esteem
self-evaluation programs
self-evidence
self-evidency
self-evident (current term)
self-evident truth
self-evidently
self-examination
self-examining
self-excitation
self-existence
self-existent
self-explanatory
self-expression
self-feeder
self-feeling
self-fertile
self-fertilisation
self-fertilised

Literary usage of Self-evident

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1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"Maxims or Axioms are Self- evident Propositions. Wherein that Self- evidence consists. and because they are self-evident, have been supposed ..."

2. The Works of John Locke by John Locke (1823)
"The proposition then to be proved is, that "I confess that these are far from being self-evident ideas." It is necessary to set it down, and carry it in our ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"JUDICIAL NOTICE, recognition by a court of some certain feature involved in an action as being self-evident and, therefore, in no necessity of proof. ..."

4. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1835)
"Happy had it been for the Christian world, had this self-evident maxim been practically attended to; for then what dispute could possibly have arisen ..."

5. An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke (1838)
"They are self-evident.—There is a sort of propositions, which, under the name of maxims and axioms, have passed for principles of science; and because they ..."

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