Origin of evidentMiddle English from Old French from Classical Latin evidens (gen. evidentis): see evidence
An example of evident used as an adjective is an evident fact, which is that two plus two equals four.
Origin of evidentMiddle English from Old French from Latin ēvidēns ēvident- ē-, ex- ex- vidēns present participle of vidēre to see ; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more evident, superlative most evident)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin evidens (“visible, apparent, clear, plain”) (compare Late Latin evideri (“to appear plainly”)), from Latin e (“out”) + videre (“see”), present participle videns, deponent videri (“to appear, seem”).
- The reason for the chill became evident as he took in his surroundings.
- In the most evident sense they mean everything.
- When their eyes met, it was evident she felt uncertain as well.
- It was evident that he could be silent in this way for a very long time.
- It was evident that no one had understood the last part.